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  • n. Plural form of largesse.


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  • That's quite a reach, but the point is that there ARE Democrats who aspire to "broker" the party platform to accomodate corporate largesses.

    Hillary Camp Responds To Trippi Blast

  • Camilla now wavered; the debt was but eighteen pounds; the noble largesses of her uncle in charity, till, of late, that he had been somewhat drained by Lionel, were nearly unlimited.


  • Many of them were also privately instigated to arms by the largesses of Louis XI., who spared neither intrigues nor gold to effect a breach betwixt these dauntless Confederates and his formidable enemy, Charles the Bold.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Sums of money may be even given to persons of note, and largesses of less avail to those under them.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Let there be largesses, a princely banquet on the farther bank — all that may increase their anxiety to pass.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • It is indisputable that the first largesses made to the church of Rome by Constantine, have not the least relation to the journey of St. Peter.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Rome in imperial days (cf. panem et circenses) the theory of meat and drink largesses being the best would hold.


  • For surely the might of dominion is altogether entrusted to him, who is allowed enough time to gain military glory, and raise his fame above the king's, or to make the army faithful to himself by flattery, largesses, and the other arts, whereby generals are accustomed to procure the enslavement of others, and the mastery for themselves.

    A Political Treatise

  • Since then, by aid of equal ministrations, you are privileged to win not equal but far deeper gratitude: it would seem to follow, considering the vastly wider sphere of helpfulness which lies before you as administrators, and the far grander scale of your largesses, I say it naturally pertains to you to find yourselves much more beloved than ordinary mortals; or if not, why not?


  • The revenues of the monastery, of which a large part was at his disposal, while they gave him the means of supplying his own very considerable expenses, afforded also those largesses which he bestowed among the peasantry, and with which he frequently relieved the distresses of the oppressed.



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