It's Wednesday again, which means another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!
It’s also Boxing Day here in the UK, as well as the middle of the Yuletide season. A time to reach out to our fellow humans, to be kind and loving, to show those around us the best versions of ourselves. Indeed, ‘Boxing Day’ purportedly got its name as the day that the churches would open their alms-boxes and distribute the money to those in need. In honor of that, I give you today’s word:
-(of a person) showing a readiness to give more of something, as money or time, than is strictly necessary or expected.
-showing kindness toward others.
Synonyms liberal – bounteous – bountiful – munificent – lavish
First seen in Shakespeare's Love’s Labours Lost (written 1594 - 1595). The full text of the play may be found here.