munificence

Definition: Great generosity

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The Prime Minister - By Anthony Trollope
...He had therefore been able to do munificent things with moderate means, and in the long course of years had failed in hiding his munificence from the public ....
Ten Thousand a Year - By Samuel Warren
...'Twas an affect-incidents revived recollections and associa-here was their princely de-mg mterview liverer, the very soul of delicacy and generosity; for as such, indeed, they regarded him, though as yet ignorant of his last noble act of munificence !...
The count of Monte-Cristo - By Alexandre Dumas
...You thought to escape my munificence, but it is in vain ....
Men and Events of Forty Years - By Josiah Busnell Grinnell, Henry W. Parker
...Many thousands came by the Chicago & Rock Island Railway, and not less than fifty thousand dollars beyond the circle of our Congregational order, with a spontaneity that discredits the theories of total race depravity, and with rare munificence that shall evermore express a regard by the people for collegiate education and for Iowa College, eldest and honored of our state institutions ....
The portrait of a lady - By Henry James
...with equal munificence and tenderness the part of maiden aunt ....
Middlemarch - By George Eliot
...there flashed the thought that the dread might have something to do with his munificence towards his medical man; and though he resisted the suggestion that it had been consciously accepted in any way as a bribe, he had a foreboding that this complication of things might be of malignant effect on Lydgate 's reputation ....
The Ambassadors - By Henry James
...They commended his munificence and approved his taste, and in doing so sat down, as it seemed to Strether, in the very soil out of which these things flowered ....
Wives and Daughters - By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
...Mr. Gibson 's poor present of ten pounds shrank into very small dimensions compared with all this munificence . "...
Barchester Towers - By Anthony Trollope, Michael Sadleir
...He made a great resolve that he would atone to Eleanor for all the injury he had done her by the munificence of his future treatment ....
The Warden - By Anthony Trollope
...This munificence on the part of Mr. Harding had not been unopposed ....
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon - By Washington Irving
...His very proneness to be gulled by strangers, and to pay extravagantly for absurdities, is excused under the plea of munificence--for John is always more generous than wise ....
Essays - By Ralph Waldo Emerson
...and is not munificence the means of insight ?...
The Small House at Allington - By Anthony Trollope, John Everett Millais
...Then, when he considered the earl 's munificence, he almost cried ....
The Story of a Bad Boy - By Thomas Bailey Aldrich
...When the club, in view of my munificence, voted to name the guns Bailey 's Battery I was prouder than I have ever been since over anything ....
The History of the Caliph Vathek - By William Beckford, Samuel Henley, Edward Denison Ross
...Wherever the Caliph directed his course objects of pity were sure to swarm round him; the blind, the purblind, smarts without noses, damsels without ears, each to extol the munificence of Fakreddin, who, as well as his attendant grey-beards, dealt about gratis plasters and cataplasms to all that applied ....
The Glimpses of the Moon - By Edith Wharton, D. Appleton and Company, Decorative Designers
...The Hicks munificence was too uncalculating not to he occasionally oppressive ....