generous (adj.)
well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded
Ham I.iii.74[Polonius to Laertes, of wearing appropriate clothes] And they in France of the best rank and station / Are of a most select and generous chief in that
Ham IV.vii.134[Claudius to Laertes, of Hamlet] He, being ... / Most generous, and free from all contriving
KL I.ii.8[Edmund alone, of himself and his brother] My mind as generous
LLL V.i.86[Holofernes to Armado] most generous sir
MM IV.vi.13[Friar Peter to Isabella and Mariana] The generous and gravest citizens / Have hent the gates
Oth III.iii.277[Desdemona to Othello] Your dinner, and the generous islanders / By you invited, do attend your presence
TC II.ii.156[Paris to all, of giving up Helen] Can it be / That so degenerate a strain as this / Should once set footing in your generous bosoms?
TNK I.ii.50[Palamon to Arcite] Why am I bound / By any generous bond to follow him
TNK III.i.54[Arcite to Palamon] show in generous terms your griefs
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