generous


generous
01. My grandmother was a very [generous] person who was always ready to help people in need.
02. David Lam is known for his [generosity] in supporting a number of charitable causes in our province.
03. His family always gives [generously] to charity at Christmas time.
04. It was very [generous] of you to share your lunch with your friend.
05. Please give [generously] when our volunteers come to your door this weekend, and help us find a cure.
06. My grandmother always gave us very [generous] portions whenever she served my mom's apple pies.
07. The victims of the fire were amazed by the [generosity] of people they had never even met before, in giving them clothing, furniture and household items to replace those lost in the blaze.
08. There is a French proverb which states that no one is so [generous] as he who has nothing to give.
09. Goethe once said, "Be [generous] with kindly words, especially about those who are absent."
10. Machiavelli suggested that men should be either treated [generously] or destroyed because they take revenge for slight injuries, but for heavy ones they cannot.
11. Jean-Paul Sartre once said that the poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our [generosity].
12. According to an Irish proverb, there are three things that can't be taught: [generosity], poetry, and a singing voice.
13. The prophet Muhammad told his followers to be kind and [generous] to the poor and the weak.
14. Early explorers, impressed by the [generosity] of Mozambique's people, called the land "The Country of the Good People."
15. Unemployment benefits in Denmark are quite [generous] in comparison with other countries.
16. Studies have shown that people who include [generous] amounts of fruits and vegetables in their daily diets have lower rates of cancers.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Generous — Gen er*ous, a. [F. g[ e]n[ e]reux, fr. L. generous of noble birth, noble, excellent, magnanimous, fr. genus birth, race: cf. It. generoso. See 2d {Gender}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of honorable birth or origin; highborn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Generous — Upload / Commons Upload Père : Caerleon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • generous — [jen′ər əs] adj. [L generosus, of noble birth, excellent, generous < genus: see GENUS] 1. Obs. of noble birth 2. having qualities attributed to people of noble birth; noble minded; gracious; magnanimous 3. giving or sharing liberally and… …   English World dictionary

  • generous — I adjective altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, big hearted, bountiful, capacious, charitable, chivalrous, copious, decent, donative, gracious, humane, kind, kindly, magnanimous, meritorious, munificent, noble, philanthropic, unselfish, warm… …   Law dictionary

  • generous — 1580s, of noble birth, from M.Fr. généreux, from L. generosus of noble birth, figuratively magnanimous, generous, from genus (gen. generis) race, stock (see GENUS (Cf. genus)). Secondary senses of unselfish (1690s) and plentiful (1610s) were… …   Etymology dictionary

  • generous — [adj1] giving, big hearted acceptable, altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, big, bounteous, bountiful, charitable, considerate, easy, equitable, excellent, fair, free, good, greathearted, helpful, high minded, honest, honorable, hospitable, just,… …   New thesaurus

  • generous — bountiful, bounteous, openhanded, munificent, *liberal, handsome Analogous words: lavish, prodigal, *profuse, exuberant: benevolent, philanthropic, eleemosynary, *charitable, altruistic Antonyms: stingy Contrasted words: close, closefisted,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • generous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) freely giving more than is necessary or expected. 2) kind towards others. 3) larger or more plentiful than is usual. DERIVATIVES generosity noun generously adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «of noble birth»: from Latin… …   English terms dictionary

  • generous — gen|er|ous [ dʒen(ə)rəs ] adjective ** 1. ) giving people more of your time or money than is usual or expected: Merton is clearly a warm and generous human being. generous to: Billy was very generous to people who had less than he did. generous… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • generous */*/ — UK [ˈdʒenərəs] / US [ˈdʒen(ə)rəs] adjective 1) giving people more of your time or money than is usual or expected Merton is clearly a warm and generous person. generous to: Billy was very generous to people who had less than he did. generous with …   English dictionary

  • generous — gen|e|rous [ˈdʒenərəs] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: généreux, from Latin generosus born into a high rank , from genus; GENUS] 1.) someone who is generous is willing to give money, spend time etc, in order to help people or give them… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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