Sentences with 'largesse'

Example sentences and phrases with the word largesse and other words derived from it.

« Under the Ptolemies, Egypt was in many ways the most prosperous in history, surpassing even the incredible largesse of the old, middle and new kingdoms centuries earlier. »
« Other issues that undermined Ottoman strength were internal. In particular, the janissaries (once elite slave soldiers who had defeated European forces during the height of Ottoman power) who had played such an important role in Ottoman victories under sultans such as Selim I and Suleiman the Magnificent were no more than parasites living off state largesse in the mid-18th century, concentrating their time on enrichment through trade rather than military training. »

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