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benevolence

(in the Middle Ages) a forced loan or contribution exacted by English kings from their nobility and subjects
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According to the judgement, 'there is no explanation why this largess is available to persons who are privileged and wield influence in society while the less-privileged, downtrodden and shelter-less have no access to such lucrative financial benefit[s].
SIDON, Lebanon: UNRWA may be able to start the coming school year sooner than it had previously expected, thanks most of all to Saudi largess, Palestinian sources told The Daily Star.
LESS IS MORE is a powerful collection of works discussing wealth, current events, and the effort to live more simply with an eye more towards inner wealth than outer largess. Less means not only less material wealth, but less debt, stress, and work requirements.
You could say that big trees changed Matt Largess' life.
"Divested": The mist, / a perfume of absence, / walks through the day's largess. // I have nothing.
From New Orleans, LA, to Houston, TX, Steve has made lots of new friends through this largess.
Leo Frankowski and Dave Grossman's The War With Earth (0743498771, $6.99) tells of a rich planet lacking the basics for life: colonists moved from Earth against their will and live underground, mining the largess but not enjoying its richness.
"A lot of [gay and lesbian] people who are in their 50s or 60s had traumatic experiences personally," notes Nancy Cunningham, executive director of Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues in New York City, commenting on the remarkable largess that Lindstrom and Strickland tapped into with the Point Foundation.
Teschke is also right to argue that the upper classes appropriated much of the social product through royal largess, fees collected by office holders, and investment in state loans.
Morn is dead also, but Uncle Ebenezer is still about, dispensing largess. Tim has a slight limp but is otherwise whole, at least in body.
While both parties benefited from Enron's largess, nearly three-quarters of it went to the Republicans.
Before notice 2001-10, Don received substantial tax-free economic benefits from Hammock's largess. He was not taxed on Hammock's premium payments.