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free-handedness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Liberality; generosity.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Mrs Mandela's "nepotism and free-handedness" with sweeping statements embarrassed not just the ANC but the entire country.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Now those things which are the subject of a man's free-handedness towards others are the goods he possesses, which are denoted by the term "money."

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • This readiness, for instance, not to trouble about money, this free-handedness – it was not only what one admired in others, admired in others perhaps more than anything else, but it was extraordinarily useful to the professional classes.

    The Enchanted April

  • Behind his magnificent free-handedness and careless disregard for money were hard, practical judgment, imagination and vision, and the daring of the big gambler.

    Chapter XI

  • Shakespeare did not win to eminence as a dramatist without exciting the envy and jealousy of many of his colleagues and contemporaries, and if these sharp-eyed critics had found him in drama after drama advocating lavish free-handedness while showing meanness or even ordinary prudence in his own expenditure, we should probably have heard of it as we heard from Greene how he took plays from other playwrights.

    The Man Shakespeare

  • This readiness, for instance, not to trouble about money, this free-handedness -- it was not only what one admired in others, admired in others perhaps more than anything else, but it was extraordinarily useful to the professional classes.

    The Enchanted April

  • Money of his own he had none, and his purse was always empty by reason of his free-handedness.

    The Christian A Story

  • There is a free-handedness in the treatment of this character not often found in more recent conscientious studies of local types; it is as a painting beside photographs.

    Woman in American Literature

  • Had the latter been, certainly the free-handedness of the former would have driven her to it; but while

    Weighed and Wanting

  • Book of Job, and who would have counted Warlock's rare honesty, pride or fastidiousness or unjustifiable free-handedness.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

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