Word of the Day: Bounty

boun-ty  /  boun-tē   noun (plural bounties) generosity All that is good is ours not by right but by the sheer bounty of a gracious God.  Brennan Manning, 1934 – 2013   something that is given generously For here lies the pleasure of living: In taking God’s bounties, and giving The gifts back again.  Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850 – 1919   an incentive or reward given by a government The country needed soldiers, and had inaugurated a system of bounties which should tempt men to join the ranks of the country’s defenders.  “From Canal Boy to President” by Horatio Alger, Jr., 1832 – 1899   any reward, premium or incentive To me, all war is failure for humanity, though it often is a bounty for commerce.  Marc Edwards, 1974 –