Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a generous manner; honorably; not meanly; nobly; magnanimously; liberally; munificently.

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  • adverb In a generous manner, in a way that is giving or ample.

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

  • adverb in a generous manner

Etymologies

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generous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • One can now add to its modern-day functions separating pedestrians from athletes (I use the term generously) doing their stretching exercises.

    Six Inches Build a Heartbreak Hill

  • We'd reached the gathering around 9 pm the night before, spending the last hour of the trip navigating our way along the dirt track that covered the last few dozen kilometers from the highway (I use the term generously) to the remote site.

    Nathaniel Loewentheil: Bolivia: One Llama's Great Incan Adventure

  • All of those "cakes" using the term generously are just plain wrong.

    The End of Sweetness

  • The plot of The Third Policeman, to use the term generously, revolves around a rather foolish and self-centered man, the narrator, who has dedicated his life to studying the works of an even more foolish and possibly insane scholar named De Selby.

    What The Third Policeman Can Tell Us About Lost

  • The plot of The Third Policeman, to use the term generously, revolves around a rather foolish and self-centered man, the narrator, who has dedicated his life to studying the works of an even more foolish and possibly insane scholar named De Selby.

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  • Kevin generously allowed me a bite of his, however, and it was divine.

    Your First Look at the Frites N Meats Burger | Midtown Lunch: Downtown NYC

  • In short, like many dissidents in the Church, throughout his life Archbishop Weakland benefited generously from the support of the institutional Church, but never hesitated to criticize the Church whenever it served his own purposes to do so.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • God, who loves life and gives it generously, is on the side of life .

    Media

  • In short, like many dissidents in the Church, throughout his life Archbishop Weakland benefited generously from the support of the institutional Church, but never hesitated to criticize the Church whenever it served his own purposes to do so.

    A bishop publicly criticizing another bishop? By name?

  • In short, like many dissidents in the Church, throughout his life Archbishop Weakland benefited generously from the support of the institutional Church, but never hesitated to criticize the Church whenever it served his own purposes to do so.

    A bishop publicly criticizing another bishop? By name?

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