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lor ges

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

  • The electoral candidate got into trouble for doling out largesse just before the elections since it violated the code of ethics for the elections.
  • That largesse, coupled with Latin America's sharp antiglobalization mood, is helping a stunning number of leftists win or lead in Latin presidential elections today.
  • For one thing, the largesse of Fidel's left-wing and oil-rich ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, has helped significantly to keep Cuba's economy afloat, lessening the urgency .
News & Articles

  • Adding to the forest of state tax exemptions
    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 largesse. The House Finance Committee has approved a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Gable
    June 18, 2013 - The Shamokin News-Item

  • John McCain in Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)
    I am committed to repealing this tax before millions of American families are forced to devote even more of their hard work to paying for the spending largesse in Washington,McCain said in excerpts from his speech released by his campaign.
  • Sally Satel in Dallas Morning News
    I can't imagine anyone more worthy of public largesse than a veteran,said Dr. Sally Satel, a psychiatrist and fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative policy group, who has written about PTSD. "But as a clinician, it is...
  • Conrad Black in BusinessWeek
    When we are acquitted, the question of the justification for this orgy of self-directed largesse will finally replace, as the real issue, the malignant canard of possible criminal behavior by the present defendants,wrote Black, long noted for...

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