open-handedness love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Free-ness in giving; liberality; generosity.


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  • We may speculate on what the effect of this genial open-handedness might have been, had it lasted, on the genius of the poet.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • It was Cyrus who set the fashion; and we are familiar to this day with the open-handedness of Oriental kings.


  • Calvin, again, like some stern and austere stepson of the Christian God, jealous of the divine benignity and abused open-handedness of his Father's house, with word of merciless power set free all those souls that were more anxious to look the tremendous facts of necessity and evil and punishment full in the face than to reconcile them with any theory of the infinite mercy and loving kindness of a supreme


  • They knew his open-handedness; and half an hour later the invalid doctor from Hamburg, who lived on the top floor, looked enviously out of the window at the merry party of healthy Russians assembled under the chestnut tree.

    Anna Karenina

  • And with his perception of this wall all that had been the romance of his existence, the casualness, the light-hearted improvidence, the miraculous open-handedness of life faded out.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • Fulk wanted to impress the Duke's lords with his lavish open-handedness.

    Witch World

  • Hence liberality is also called open-handedness (_largitas_), because that which is open does not withhold things but parts with them.

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

  • Si'Wren, marveling at the open-handedness of her powerful rival,

    Si'Wren of the Patriarchs

  • I am too well acquainted with the open-handedness of the mining fraternity in the

    Picked up at Sea The Gold Miners of Minturne Creek

  • By that time he had spent a hundred pounds, for he gave largely to the Knights and squires he met, and great renown he had for his open-handedness.

    The Elson Readers, Book 5


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