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big (of someone)

generous; kind or forgiving. (Sometimes sarcastic.) He gave me some of his apple. That was very big of him. It was big of Sally to come over and apologize like that.
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Lipp also shared his own seven ways of unlocking the bigness beyond business.
Bigness was further ordered to submit to GPS monitoring and to stay off computers and other devices with Internet access as terms of his probation.
Since the author worries about bigness, we might wonder what the ideal degree of bigness is.
However, at times the theme of bigness gets lost in the literary analysis and the book has the feel of a series of articles more than an integrated book-length study.
If smaller retailers and suppliers grumble that bigness is the only thing that matters, that's been the way of things in retailing since it all began.
BIG, as it is known, has abandoned 20th-century Danish modernism to explore the more fertile world of bigness and baroque eccentricity.
Alex Waldram's Maggie and Harry Sanders as Hobson don't really nail the bigness of their characters.
As he eats, he gets bigger and bigger but his bigness is offset by his comical red nose
Far too much of America's energy is being drained today in frenzied attempts to prop up bigness.
He said that in terms of bigness, TELKOM is ranked third among the telecommunications companies of Asia-Pacific region.
We seem to always live on the edge of being eclipsed, being swallowed by the bigness that is all around us.
They figured that because they were developing a big truck, the bigness required slightly wider gaps, not narrower gaps.
Or could, if somehow the intrusive forces of bigness, modernity, homogenization, and imperialism could be kept at bay beyond the village limits.
It's when firms like GE, which can afford to take chances, don't and try "to manage their bigness.
His intro to a recent exhibit of his work, "Celebrations of Small and Personal in the Times of Bigness," also serves as an entry into "Greenpoint.