GENEROUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GENEROUS
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generous
 a.  willing to give money, help, or kindness, especially more than expected
Classic Sentence: (119 in 8 pages)
1  They were a kindly people, courteous, generous, filled with abounding good nature, but sturdy, virile, easy to anger.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  "Darling, I don't care a thing about Brent," declared Scarlett, happy enough to be generous.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  Melanie was always generous with the letters, reading parts of them aloud to Aunt Pitty and Scarlett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  And the Fontaines and Tarletons, whose plantations had not been in the path of the army, were most generous in sharing what little they had.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
5  Ashley should have the mills and at a price so low he could not help realizing how generous she was.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
6  Women are not generous lenders, and those among whom her lot was cast were either in the same case as herself, or else too far removed from it to understand its necessities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
7  Oh, you've been most generous, Aunt Julia; I shall never forget your kindness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
8  Her face had the air of unwholesome refinement which ill-health and over-work may produce, but its common prettiness was redeemed by the strong and generous curve of the lips.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
9  She wanted to hide in the generous indifference of cities.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
10  And what big generous hands they are, to be sure.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 121. Midnight.—The Forecastle Bulwarks.
11  All the strong things of her heart came out in her body, that had been so tireless in serving generous emotions.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
12  Mrs. Pontellier was always very generous with the contents of such a box; she was quite used to receiving them when away from home.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In III
13  The cut glass, the silver, the heavy damask which daily appeared upon the table were the envy of many women whose husbands were less generous than Mr. Pontellier.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVII
14  "It was given to me by a Vera Cruz girl; they are very generous," he replied, striking a match and lighting his cigarette.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIV
15  Major Heyward was mistaken only in suffering his youthful and generous pride to suppress his active watchfulness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
Example Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  They are generous although they are poor.
2  The Chancellor will also announce a set of more generous tax breaks for companies granting share options.
3  He who in adversity would have succor, let him be generous while he rests secure.
4  He is concerned with the well-being of every citizen, and is a kind, prudent, generous man.
5  Mrs Kreutz cut off a generous piece of the meat.
6  It was generous of you to share your food with me.
7  I give you fair warning, I'm not always this generous.
8  The perks of the job include a company pension scheme and a generous travel allowance.
9  The library has received a generous bequest from a local businessman.
10  He poured me a generous measure of whisky.
11  His charity bespeaks a generous nature.
12  It was generous of him to offer to pay for us both.
13  Sibyl was the most gracious, helpful, and generous person to work with.
14  The public's response to the crisis appeal was generous and compassionate.
15  Thank you for your generous gift.