He felt that the husband was magnanimous even in his sorrow, while he had been base and petty in his deceit.
Tolstoy, Leo -- Anna Karenina
A spur to valiant and magnanimous deeds,
Shakespeare, William -- History of Troilus and Cressida
He only knew that Ender had beaten him, and then rubbed his nose in it by being magnanimous.
Orson Scott Card -- Ender’s Game
"Oh, before I forget…" He fished a stick of gum from his pocket, a parting gift, and held it out to Aziza with a stiff, magnanimous air.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
I would never have refused anyone who wanted to peek at my answers, I was magnanimous with my candy, and I wasn’t stuck-up.
Anne Frank -- The Diary of a Young Girl
Ford’s father, magnanimously waving aside the clouds of suspicion that had inevitably settled around him, came to live on Betelgeuse Five, where he both fathered and uncled Ford;
Douglas Adams -- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
DOOLITTLE [sad but magnanimous] They played you off very cunning, Eliza, them two sportsmen.
George Bernard Shaw -- Pygmalion
...when she was given a chance to be magnanimous she agreed.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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The Germans were too cultured and magnanimous a race, said the newspaper, to confine even parasites like the Jews to ghettos,
Wladyslaw Szpilman -- The Pianist
"...Thanks, Max." I hadn’t had anything to do with it, but I smiled and nodded: magnanimous Max.
James Patterson -- The Angel Experiment
Stupid and cunning, ruthless and magnanimous-and that there must be some dominating factor that reconciles his two natures.
Agatha Christie -- The ABC Murders
(with magnanimous gesture).
Samuel Beckett -- Waiting for Godot
When Becky told her father, in strict confidence, how Tom had taken her whipping at school, the Judge was visibly moved; and when she pleaded grace for the mighty lie which Tom had told in order to shift that whipping from her shoulders to his own, the Judge said with a fine outburst that it was a noble, a generous, a magnanimous lie—a lie that was worthy to hold up its head and march down through history breast to breast with George Washington’s lauded Truth about the hatchet!
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
be just a little magnanimous, and have mercy on me.
Anton Chekhov -- The Cherry Orchard
"Please smoke," she said in a magnanimous yet crushed voice, and turned to discuss with Sokolov the price of the plot for the grave.
Leo Tolstoy -- The Death of Ivan Ilych
be magnanimous in the enterprise,
William Shakespeare -- All’s Well That Ends Well
"Why, I’d be delighted," she said magnanimously,
Henry H. Neff -- The Hound of Rowan
"No, my good hagling," said Rasmussen magnanimously.
Henry H. Neff -- The Fiend And The Forge
She looked at Tom, alarmed now, but he insisted with magnanimous scorn.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
He found favor in the eyes of the mothers by petting the children, particularly the youngest; and like the lion bold, which whilom so magnanimously the lamb did hold, he would sit with a child on one knee, and rock a cradle with his foot for whole hours together.
Washington Irving -- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
"Don’t worry about it with me," Bolt said, waving the air magnanimously.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
"All is forgiven," I said magnanimously.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
If it pleases Your Magnanimous Holiness, I shall call you by your first name.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
Considering his emotional state, I was surprised at his way with me, which if not exactly gracious seemed at least momentarily civil, as if I had been magnanimously excluded from the territory of his rage.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
I said, feeling expansive and magnanimous.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
It had been a tactical mistake, I realized, to meet him on his own territory, where he knew the waiters, where he did the ordering with pad and pencil, where I could not be magnanimous and suggest that he try this or that.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
’Then let’s call it Pax,’ said Peter, magnanimously: ’bury the hatchet in the fathoms of the past.
Edith Nesbit -- The Railway Children
Then he imagined how, after the attack, Bogdanich would come up to him as he lay wounded and would magnanimously extend the hand of reconciliation.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
If not a dominant and commanding race, they are, at least, an affectionate, magnanimous, and forgiving one.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
’It’s all right,’ said Dunbar magnanimously.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
Francon gulped to all these people that the Cosmo-Slotnick building had been created by Peter Keating alone; Francon did not care; he was magnanimous in a spurt of enthusiasm; besides, it made a good story.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
But Katerina Ivanovna, though she is magnanimous, she is unjust….
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- Crime and Punishment
"The reward of merit for a magnanimous March," as Laurie announced with a flourish.
Louisa May Alcott -- Little Women
But that other magnanimous one, at whose instance I had stayed, changed not aspect, nor moved his neck, nor bent his side.
Dante Alighieri -- Dante’s Inferno
He did not seem to think that he at all deserved a medal from the Humane and Magnanimous Societies.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
"Well!" said the pale young gentleman, reaching out his hand good-humoredly, "it’s all over now, I hope, and it will be magnanimous in you if you’ll forgive me for having knocked you about so."
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
But, I am sure that he is capable of good things, gentle things, even magnanimous things.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
"You can carry him," he said magnanimously.
John Steinbeck -- East of Eden
"You can go now, Cassie," he said magnanimously.
Stephen King -- Carrie
His majesty, who is a most magnanimous prince, was less daunted than I could expect: he ordered me to return it into the scabbard, and cast it on the ground as gently as I could, about six feet from the end of my chain.
Jonathan Swift -- Gulliver’s Travels
Firm and rare natures are thus created; misery, almost always a step-mother, is sometimes a mother; destitution gives birth to might of soul and spirit; distress is the nurse of pride; unhappiness is a good milk for the magnanimous.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
And as this,’ he added, after these magnanimous words, ’is not a fit scene for the boy — David, go to bed!’
Charles Dickens -- David Copperfield
He was a magnanimous man.
T. H. White -- The Once and Future King
And me to go magnanimously to forgive her, and have pity on her!
Leo Tolstoy -- Anna Karenina
But that’s all right," he added magnanimously, "as long as it makes you feel so happy.
Betty Smith -- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
How pitiful, yet magnanimous, they were!
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The House of the Seven Gables
"Then what I ask," said the damsel, "is that your magnanimous person accompany me at once whither I will conduct you, and that you promise not to engage in any other adventure or quest until you have avenged me of a traitor who against all human and divine law, has usurped my kingdom."
Miguel de Cervantes -- Don Quixote
It was in this hall that Harold returned the magnanimous answer to the ambassador of his rebel brother.