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Definition of the day : « generous »

  • adj giving, big-hearted
  • adj plentiful
Example sentences :
  • He looked absently at the sandwich, and bit a generous semicircle into it.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The offer was thankfully accepted, and the generous merchant was as good as his word.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • But he was a generous man and all meanness of spirit was foreign to his soul.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • She made no complaint of him, and even spoke of him as generous.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • They take not, I own, the right method with so generous a spirit.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • He was resolved to treat this subject upon large and generous principles.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • A new respect for him, also a new pity that was generous and not contemptuous, crept into his heart.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • He engaged me by the six months, and my entertainment was generous.
  • Extract from : « To be Read at Dusk » by Charles Dickens
  • With this new evidence of his generous virtue, the frown passed from his brows.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The generous "twinge of pain," to which she confesses, was intelligible.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson