largess largess  /ˈlɑr dʒəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously
  2. (n) liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit

Usage(s):

  1. The congregation's weekly largesse helped to keep the church open.
  2. Government largess to the failing banks is inexplicable.

News

  • Timber! There goes another tax break

    Pennsylvania already has a forest of tax exemptions for narrow special interests favored by lawmakers so, perhaps, it makes sense to include the timber industry in the largess. The House Finance Committee has approved a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Gable
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Hazleton Standard-Speaker

Quotes

  1. "I can't imagine anyone more worthy of public largess than a veteran," said Dr. Sally Satel, a psychiatrist and fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative policy group, who has written on PTSD "But as a clinician, it is...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Sally Satel Source: BlueRidgeNow.com

  2. Warner said the United States already had "made a tremendous sacrifice in our nation of life and limb and largess" to establish Iraq's sovereignty, and that now Iraqi forces should stop the violence.
    on Jan 22, 2007 By: John Warner Source: Kansas City Star

  3. In her address -- trumpeted on conservative and mainstream media across the US -- Palin warned Americans "be wary of accepting government largess. It doesn't come free."
    on Jul 27, 2009 By: Sarah Palin Source: North Country Public Radio

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