What does the word largess mean?

Usage examples for largess

  1. William rarely returned from an appointment or from visiting among his flock that he did not bring with him some largess of their kindness. – A Circuit Rider's Wife by Corra Harris
  2. Are you bound by your Arabian bounty to a largess whenever you think of your friend? – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson