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magnanimous

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Definition kind and generous in spirit — especially toward those defeated in battle
  • He was magnanimous toward those he conquered.
magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
  • She was conciliatory and magnanimous.
  • 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
  • ...when she was given a chance to be magnanimous she agreed.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
  • Stupid and cunning, ruthless and magnanimous-and that there must be some dominating factor that reconciles his two natures.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
  • DOOLITTLE [sad but magnanimous] They played you off very cunning, Eliza, them two sportsmen.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
  • "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
  • magnanimous = kind and generous
  • She looked at Tom, alarmed now, but he insisted with magnanimous scorn.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • magnanimous = kind and generous
  • be just a little magnanimous, and have mercy on me.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
  • 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
  • magnanimous = kind and generous
  • "...Thanks, Max."
    I hadn't had anything to do with it, but I smiled and nodded: magnanimous Max.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • magnanimous = kind and generous
  • be magnanimous in the enterprise,
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
  • "Why, I'd be delighted," she said magnanimously,
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • magnanimously = with a kind and generous spirit
  • He only knew that Ender had beaten him, and then rubbed his nose in it by being magnanimous.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
  • 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
  • magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
  • (with magnanimous gesture).
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
  • "No, my good hagling," said Rasmussen magnanimously.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • magnanimously = with kind and generous in spirit
  • "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
  • magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
  • 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
magnanimously = kind and generous in spirit

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