a wealthy lady in George Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem, noted for her kindness and generosity.
(sometimes lowercase) a woman of noteworthy generosity or charity.
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How to use Lady Bountiful in a sentence
In Lady Bountiful there is no question of any great fundamental truth, no great human interest.The English Stage | Augustin Filon
And when he suddenly looked up he saw her standing there laughing, expectant, radiant, a Lady Bountiful surrounded by her riches.The Silver Poppy | Arthur Stringer
At one end of that gallery lies my Lady Bountiful and her daughter, and at the other Mrs. Sullen.The Beaux-Stratagem | George Farquhar
He had just opened a store on our street and in a Lady Bountiful spirit of helping him out, I went in to do a little trading.Vignettes Of San Francisco | Almira Bailey
In my character of Lady Bountiful I gave an old folks' supper in the soup kitchen, understood to be in honour of my return.The Christian | Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for lady bountiful
an ostentatiously charitable woman
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