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 Meanings and Examples of GENEROSITY
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generosity
 n.  quality or condition of being generous; quality of being noble
Classic Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
1  But he could not see her family evicted, and his disappointment soon faded at the sight of her radiant happiness, disappeared entirely at the loving way she "took on" over his generosity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  She was remembering the vital, virile old man with his mane of crisp white hair, his bellowing cheerfulness, his stamping boots, his clumsy jokes, his generosity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
3  Wade, encouraged by his stepfather's generosity, came shyly toward him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
4  And since Scarlett had married and moved into her own home, she had been generosity itself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
5  Moreover, by some obscure process of logic, she felt that her momentary burst of generosity had justified all previous extravagances, and excused any in which she might subsequently indulge.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
6  She had passed beyond the phase of well-bred reciprocity, in which every demonstration must be scrupulously proportioned to the emotion it elicits, and generosity of feeling is the only ostentation condemned.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
7  The town was full of his stories, his friendliness, his memory for names, his clothes, his trout-flies, his generosity.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  Duncan now turned to explain these proposals to his commander, who heard him with amazement, and a sensibility that was deeply touched by so unusual and unexpected generosity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
9  She began to think that he suspected something; and finally resolved to throw herself entirely on his generosity, and intrusted him with her whole history.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
10  Justice, too, obliges the author to state that the fairness of mind and generosity attributed to St. Clare are not without a parallel, as the following anecdote will show.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
11  The author hopes she has done justice to that nobility, generosity, and humanity, which in many cases characterize individuals at the South.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
12  The prospect of four thousand a-year, in addition to his present income, besides the remaining half of his own mother's fortune, warmed his heart, and made him feel capable of generosity.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
13  For their brother's sake, too, for the sake of his own heart, she rejoiced; and she reproached herself for being unjust to his merit before, in believing him incapable of generosity.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
14  Elinor thought this generosity overstrained, considering her sister's youth, and urged the matter farther, but in vain; common sense, common care, common prudence, were all sunk in Mrs. Dashwood's romantic delicacy.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
15  You have been the soul of generosity.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. I CORROBORATE Mr. DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSI...
Example Sentence:
1  I wonder why you can't credit him with the same generosity of spirit.
2  People say this is a selfish society, but frankly I've seen too much kindness, self-sacrifice and generosity to believe that.
3  These charities depend on the compassionate feelings and generosity of the general public.
4  She showed an unusual generosity of spirit to those who had opposed her.
5  Any sob story moved Jarvis to generosity.
6  Her kindness and generosity cancel out her occasional flashes of temper.
7  The dean praised the donor of the new science building for her unstinting generosity.