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Existing in, characterized by, or producing abundance: bounteous harvests; bounteous land.

[Middle English bountevous, from Old French bontive, benevolent, from bonte, bounty; see bounty.]

boun′te·ous·ly adv.
boun′te·ous·ness n.
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Noun1.bounteousness - generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
generosity, generousness - the trait of being willing to give your money or time




, bountifulness
nGroßzügigkeit f; (of sovereign, god)Güte f; (of harvest, gifts)reiche Fülle (geh)
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We had been fortified and sustained in the past by God's providence, by Nigeria's inherent and self-generating bounteousness, and by the native good sense and forbearance of our trusting people.
Rather, this emblematic value of the figure Zengzi has generated the ideologically loaded and narrow interpretation of what once must have been a much plainer, but nonetheless meaningful, maxim: "Be mindful of the end, pursue things a long way [rather than minding only what is in your immediate vicinity], and the people's virtue/power will return to bounteousness." The warning "be mindful of the end" (shen zhong [phrase omitted]) is indeed rather frequent in early Chinese texts, the best known instantiation of it occurring in Laozi 64: "Be mindful of the end as of the beginning; then you will not fail in your undertakings" [phrase omitted][lh[??]?] [phrase omitted][*s-r[??]?].
She structures the book by decades, beginning with a sumptuous feast from late imperial Russia, proceeding through the meager fare available during the early Soviet years, and so on, up to and including the bounteousness of Putin's Russia.