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  • n. The characteristic of being bounteous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being bounteous; liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; munificence; kindness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely


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  • Adapting to Nature's suddenly proffered fruitful bounteousness.

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  • Dunno about the legalities of it all, but I rather like the phrase, “exceptionally nonsensical bounteousness.”

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  • The themes are still the same where sleep evades; your warmth is shared with bounteousness unchanged in all these years – I cling to edges of your reverie, listening, jealous in a sense, aware your mood is equally as clear to me.

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  • The charm of the detail tempted one to linger at every turn, and all the more so because I knew that I should see nothing more of the grace and bounteousness of Nature till my projected descent into Kulu in the late autumn.

    Among the Tibetans

  • And this peaceful studio with its rural horizon was at once filled with a surfeit of delight such as a child might feel in a house where he was already happily playing when he learned that, in addition, out of that bounteousness which enables lovely things and noble hosts to increase their gifts beyond all measure, there was being prepared for him a sumptuous repast.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • Had some Trollope chanced then to be travelling through that quarter, and been entertained by the disappointed proprietor with all the noble bounteousness which distinguished him, we can easily imagine how this fact would have figured in his book, as a proof of unconquerable negro laziness.

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  • To counteract these evils, which were great enough to have ruined any European state in a couple of years, there was, however, the marvellous prodigality of nature -- a bounteousness and richness in the yield of the soil and the depths of the earth hardly equalled in any other part of the world, and in consequence princely fortunes were accumulated in an incredibly short space of time.

    The Dominion in 1983

  • And then there was about her a certain bounteousness.

    Half Portions

  • Perhaps, then, he suggests, they are due to the very bounteousness of God.

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  • Ernestine stopped work in order to care for her, reproaching herself with never having been able to give to her mother with the unrestraint and bounteousness she had given to her work.

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