Origin of generous
Examples from the Web for generous
But equally as important, he was a great guy, and a kind and generous friend.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the Senate, the Democrats passed the budget 56-40 with the generous aid of 24 Republicans.
But this is the most generous interpretation, and, I suspect, the one least likely to be internalized by young fans.
Roger Williams lured them with private plane rides, generous consulting contracts and even cash, interviews and records show.
During our interview, he was intense, fast, generous with his time, and thoughtful and expansive with his answers.
So far as I know, she has a very even temper, and is more than generous with all her possessions.Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall|Jean K. Baird
What sadness and difficulty may not his noble and generous spirit have had to encounter!Alida|Amelia Stratton Comfield
“I know already that you can be very brave and generous,” she answered.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
He was generous towards his aged parents; was deeply imbued with a sense of religion, and was the foe of vice in every form.
I come to emulate the generous deed; He gave me back my love, and in return I will restore his father.The Inflexible Captive|Hannah More
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Word Origin for generous
Word Origin and History for generous
1580s, "of noble birth," from Middle French généreux, from Latin generosus "of noble birth," figuratively "magnanimous, generous," from genus (genitive generis) "race, stock" (see genus). Secondary senses of "unselfish" (1690s) and "plentiful" (1610s) were present in French and in Latin. Related: Generously; generousness.