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  • She looked at Tom, alarmed now, but he insisted with magnanimous scorn.   (source)
    magnanimous = kind and generous
  • Stupid and cunning, ruthless and magnanimous-and that there must be some dominating factor that reconciles his two natures.   (source)
    magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
  • DOOLITTLE [sad but magnanimous] They played you off very cunning, Eliza, them two sportsmen.   (source)
  • be just a little magnanimous, and have mercy on me.   (source)
  • 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!   (source)
  • "Please smoke," she said in a magnanimous yet crushed voice, and turned to discuss with Sokolov the price of the plot for the grave.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • He'd mustered the resolve to accuse Claude to his face, yet somehow Claude had twisted the moment into a chance to look magnanimous.†   (source)
  • As the chef prepares it," replied the Count magnanimously.†   (source)
  • A day that started badly is ending with a magnanimous gesture from a starving man.†   (source)
  • If it pleases Your Magnanimous Holiness, I shall call you by your first name.†   (source)
  • "Listen —" 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.†   (source)
  • "Don't worry about it with me," Bolt said, waving the air magnanimously.†   (source)
  • "All is forgiven," I said magnanimously.†   (source)
  • So at the last minute he eases up, gets magnanimous-Scott loves these big-spender types-decides to throw in a few hundred Kongbucks over invoice, just so Scott can pull in a meager commission on the deal.†   (source)
  • "You can go now, Cassie," he said magnanimously.†   (source)
  • The president was magnanimous in victory.†   (source)
  • I gesture magnanimously for him to continue.†   (source)
  • In association with the winter sports holiday in February 1967, Henrik Vanger, in a magnanimous gesture, had invited fifty employees from the main office and their families to a week's skiing holiday in Härjedalen.†   (source)
  • Loki spread his hands magnanimously.†   (source)
  • True, at the time she had convinced herself she was being magnanimous, giving him his freedom.†   (source)
  • 'It's all right,' said Dunbar magnanimously.†   (source)
  • Her death was a release, the most "magnanimous" he ever witnessed.†   (source)
  • Publicly he appeared magnanimous and promised a smooth transition of government.†   (source)
  • He was magnanimous in defeat, but no less worried about sending his agent into the meeting entirely alone.†   (source)
  • "You can carry him," he said magnanimously.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He was in turn magnanimous yet vindic-tive, affectionate yet cruel, eccentric yet self-conscious, faithful yet opportunistic.†   (source)
  • "Why, I'd be delighted," she said magnanimously,   (source)
    magnanimously = with a kind and generous spirit
  • He felt that the husband was magnanimous even in his sorrow, while he had been base and petty in his deceit.   (source)
  • A spur to valiant and magnanimous deeds,   (source)
  • "I tell you what," he said magnanimously.†   (source)
  • "To my employer, I leave my best pair of boots," Bast continued magnanimously.†   (source)
  • Chief Hatfield was magnanimous in his moment of triumph.†   (source)
  • 'Magnanimous Holiness'?†   (source)
  • That night at the Novobaczkys' when I magnanimously tore his marker, I knew perfectly well that word of the act would reach the Princess; and I took the greatest satisfaction in turning the tables on the cad.†   (source)
  • He made a magnanimous wave of compliance and settled back into his chair, folding his arms in front of him, confident in his safety.†   (source)
  • Calrnly he struck a wooden match and sucked noisily at his pipe with an eloquent air of benign and magnanimous forgiveness.†   (source)
  • It was both a magnanimous gesture and something of a necessity, as he was hard-pressed to meet his mounting debts.†   (source)
  • And it was indeed an objective Peckem who gazed at Colonel Scheisskopf encouragingly and resumed his indoctrination with an attitude of magnanimous forgiveness.†   (source)
  • He was a genial, magnanimous lead navigator who could always forgive the other man in the squadron for denouncing him furiously each time he got lost on a combat mission and led them over concentrations of antiaircraft fire.†   (source)
  • ; Sophie on the mossy shore of some imaginary pond or pool deep within the woods beyond "Five Elms' " spring fields, her lithe restored body glorious and long-legged in a Lastex bathing suit, our grinning elf of a first-born perched on her knee; that hideous gunshot swarming in my ear; sunsets, abandoned love-crazed midnights, magnanimous dawns, vanished children, triumph, grief, Mozart, rain, September green, repose, death.†   (source)
  • But that's all right," he added magnanimously, "as long as it makes you feel so happy.†   (source)
  • I, who have undoubtedly the finest brain in Europe at present, can afford to be magnanimous!†   (source)
  • "The magnanimous murderer," said Poirot.†   (source)
  • They had learned, as well, that it was proper to cuff these people kindly, curse them cheerfully, feed them magnanimously.†   (source)
  • He asked that the child's stubborn heart be softened and that the sin of disobedience be forgiven him also, through the advocacy of the man whom he had flouted and disobeyed, requesting that Almighty be as magnanimous as himself, and by and through and because of conscious grace.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He was a magnanimous man.†   (source)
  • He must have been to her the perfect man; heroic; handsome;magnanimous; "the great Achilles, whom we knew" — it seems natural to quote Tennyson—and also genial, lovable, simple, and also her husband; and her children's father.†   (source)
  • I had suffered often at his hands, but I, too, though not possessing the finest brain in Europe, could afford to be magnanimous!†   (source)
  • I mean the person who loves the clean, steady, unfrightened eyes of man looking through a telescope and the white stare of an imbecile—equally, I mean quite a large, generous, magnanimous company.†   (source)
  • I said-the magnanimous murderer!†   (source)
  • [magnanimously] Oh, he's all right: he only needs the love of a good woman to ennoble him†   (source)
  • "They are better women than I," she replied, magnanimously sticking to her resolve.†   (source)
  • 'Then let's call it Pax,' said Peter, magnanimously: 'bury the hatchet in the fathoms of the past.†   (source)
  • He has—so magnanimously—agreed to forgive all.†   (source)
  • Well, I am rather busy—er— [Magnanimously] Oh well, yes: I'll come.†   (source)
  • "Prompt," said the schoolmaster, magnanimously taking her hand.†   (source)
  • How pitiful, yet magnanimous, they were!†   (source)
  • He did not seem to think that he at all deserved a medal from the Humane and Magnanimous Societies.†   (source)
  • "The reward of merit for a magnanimous March," as Laurie announced with a flourish.†   (source)
  • I am not magnanimous enough to like people who speak to me without seeming to see me.†   (source)
  • "Well," said Morcerf, "I may as well be magnanimous, and tear myself away to forward your wishes.†   (source)
  • Ever so magnanimous of you under the circumstances!†   (source)
  • A man ought to be magnanimous, and it's no disgrace to a man!†   (source)
  • And me to go magnanimously to forgive her, and have pity on her!†   (source)
  • But, I am sure that he is capable of good things, gentle things, even magnanimous things.†   (source)
  • "Very magnanimous indeed, sir," observed my guardian.†   (source)
  • You cannot give anything to a magnanimous person.†   (source)
  • Just so, pani, I'm not pusillanimous, I'm magnanimous.†   (source)
  • "He was ten times worthier of you than I was," Fred could now say to her, magnanimously.†   (source)
  • You must be magnanimous and pardon me if I've bored you.†   (source)
  • At which time Miss Summerson's conduct was highly genteel; I may even add, magnanimous.†   (source)
  • Who can be more just, more magnanimous than he?†   (source)
  • the defect in society's armor could be discovered by a magnanimous wretch!†   (source)
  • "Well, sir," replied Mr. Guppy with candour, "my wish is to BE magnanimous.†   (source)
  • He seemed to her kind, brave, determined, manly, and magnanimous.†   (source)
  • —Hence, at certain hours, a profound cold broods over the magnanimous vanguard of the human race.†   (source)
  • They were wonderfully contrasted: she, light, delicate, spare, quick, a little witch-like, with a touch of motherly fussiness in her repose; he, facing her, immense and heavy, like a figure of a man roughly fashioned of stone, with something magnanimous and ruthless in his immobility.†   (source)
  • But for that very reason he had not the same susceptibility with regard to him; and besides, his was a nature which, though, no doubt, it was cold, was as incapable of a base as of a magnanimous action.†   (source)
  • Shaking his head magnanimously at his own friskiness, the director then left the social rooms amid loud applause.†   (source)
  • The immense and magnanimous Doramin and his little motherly witch of a wife, gazing together upon the land and nursing secretly their dreams of parental ambition; Tunku Allang, wizened and greatly perplexed; Dain Waris, intelligent and brave, with his faith in Jim, with his firm glance and his ironic friendliness; the girl, absorbed in her frightened, suspicious adoration; Tamb' Itam, surly and faithful; Cornelius, leaning his forehead against the fence under the moonlight—I am certain of them.†   (source)
  • And, with a solemnity of diction which was new in him: "They are magnanimous creatures, and magnanimity is, after all, the one thing that matters, the one thing that gives us distinction here on earth.†   (source)
  • Izz spoke with a magnanimous abandonment of herself to the situation; she could not be—no woman with a heart bigger than a hazel-nut could be—antagonistic to Tess in her presence, the influence which she exercised over those of her own sex being of a warmth and strength quite unusual, curiously overpowering the less worthy feminine feelings of spite and rivalry.†   (source)
  • Look you, there are only two classes of men, the magnanimous, and the rest; and I have reached an age when one has to take sides, to decide once and for all whom one is going to like and dislike, to stick to the people one likes, and, to make up for the time one has wasted with the others, never to leave them again as long as one lives.†   (source)
  • Very well!" he went on, with the slight emotion which a man feels when, even without being fully aware of what he is doing, he says something, not because it is true but because he enjoys saying it, and listens to his own voice uttering the words as though they came from some one else, "The die is now cast; I have elected to love none but magnanimous souls, and to live only in an atmosphere of magnanimity.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I will do you the justice to say, however, that you don't seem to have told Madame de Cintre; or if you have she's uncommonly magnanimous.†   (source)
  • Finally, even if I had wanted to be anything but magnanimous, had desired on the contrary to revenge myself on my assailant, I could not have revenged myself on any one for anything because I should certainly never have made up my mind to do anything, even if I had been able to.†   (source)
  • For now he sat in his black velvet cap and old grey gown, magnanimous again; and would have comported himself towards any Collegian who might have looked in to ask his advice, like a great moral Lord Chesterfield, or Master of the ethical ceremonies of the Marshalsea.†   (source)
  • It was in this hall that Harold returned the magnanimous answer to the ambassador of his rebel brother.†   (source)
  • Upon this, the parish authorities magnanimously and humanely resolved, that Oliver should be 'farmed,' or, in other words, that he should be dispatched to a branch-workhouse some three miles off, where twenty or thirty other juvenile offenders against the poor-laws, rolled about the floor all day, without the inconvenience of too much food or too much clothing, under the parental superintendence of an elderly female, who received the culprits at and for the consideration of sevenpence-halfpenny per small head per week.†   (source)
  • "Drink, Henry Fray—drink," magnanimously said Jan Coggan, a person who held Saint-Simonian notions of share and share alike where liquor was concerned, as the vessel showed signs of approaching him in its gradual revolution among them.†   (source)
  • "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."†   (source)
  • He only is fit for this society who is magnanimous; who is sure that greatness and goodness are always economy; who is not swift to intermeddle with his fortunes.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But Katerina Ivanovna, though she is magnanimous, she is unjust....And yet, although I realise that when she pulls my hair she only does it out of pity—for I repeat without being ashamed, she pulls my hair, young man," he declared with redoubled dignity, hearing the sniggering again—"but, my God, if she would but once....But no, no!†   (source)
  • But if Aristides the Just was ever in love and jealous, he was at that moment not perfectly magnanimous.†   (source)
  • This good woman was made happy all the day long by the applauses which she got out of herself for her magnanimous condescension to a tramp; and the King was just as self-complacent over his gracious humility toward a humble peasant woman.†   (source)
  • And as this,' he added, after these magnanimous words, 'is not a fit scene for the boy — David, go to bed!'†   (source)
  • By which magnanimous speech he not only saved his conqueror a whipping, but got back all his ascendancy over the boys which his defeat had nearly cost him.†   (source)
  • Such is the sleight of hand by which we juggle with ourselves, and change our very weaknesses into stanch and most magnanimous virtues!†   (source)
  • She could never have guessed what she had done to make Maggie angry with her; but she felt that Maggie was very unkind and disagreeable, and made no magnanimous entreaties to Tom that he would not "tell," only running along by his side and crying piteously, while Maggie sat on the roots of the tree and looked after them with her small Medusa face.†   (source)
  • Here the visitor, all unconscious of Mrs. Sparsit's magnanimous words, repeated his knock so loudly that the light porter hastened down to open the door; while Mrs. Sparsit took the precaution of concealing her little table, with all its appliances upon it, in a cupboard, and then decamped up-stairs, that she might appear, if needful, with the greater dignity.†   (source)
  • If not a dominant and commanding race, they are, at least, an affectionate, magnanimous, and forgiving one.†   (source)
  • As she took his hand she felt a great respect for him; she knew how much he cared for her and she thought him magnanimous.†   (source)
  • 'In that case I will go to her,' cried Arkady, with a fresh rush of magnanimous feeling, and he jumped up from his seat.†   (source)
  • So have I seen Passion and Vanity stamping the living magnanimous earth, but the earth did not alter her tides and her seasons for that.†   (source)
  • I know you are a truly magnanimous man," said Betsy, stopping in the little drawing-room, and with special warmth shaking hands with him once more.†   (source)
  • Mr. Stryver having made up his mind to that magnanimous bestowal of good fortune on the Doctor's daughter, resolved to make her happiness known to her before he left town for the Long Vacation.†   (source)
  • She was heartily sick of him before the end, though she had declared at first that she could not have got on without this "serviceable and magnanimous man."†   (source)
  • Whilst he mused, his appreciation of Hendon's magnanimous conduct grew to greater and still greater dimensions in his mind, and so also did his gratefulness for it.†   (source)
  • So that when good Mr. Glegg, restored to good humor by much hoeing, and moved by the sight of his wife's empty chair, with her knitting rolled up in the corner, went up-stairs to her, and observed that the bell had been tolling for poor Mr. Morton, Mrs. Glegg answered magnanimously, quite as if she had been an uninjured woman: "Ah!†   (source)
  • I should certainly have never been able to do anything from being magnanimous—neither to forgive, for my assailant would perhaps have slapped me from the laws of nature, and one cannot forgive the laws of nature; nor to forget, for even if it were owing to the laws of nature, it is insulting all the same.†   (source)
  • Gurth, gallantly apparelled, attended as esquire upon his young master whom he had served so faithfully, and the magnanimous Wamba, decorated with a new cap and a most gorgeous set of silver bells.†   (source)
  • It seems probable that mediocrity of fortune would have been disposed to be less magnanimous than the Collegians, who lived from hand to mouth—from the pawnbroker's hand to the day's dinner.†   (source)
  • Altogether in his culture and want of culture,—in his crude, wild, and misty philosophy, and the practical experience that counteracted some of its tendencies; in his magnanimous zeal for man's welfare, and his recklessness of whatever the ages had established in man's behalf; in his faith, and in his infidelity; in what he had, and in what he lacked,—the artist might fitly enough stand forth as the representative of many compeers in his native land.†   (source)
  • When the Black Knight—for it becomes necessary to resume the train of his adventures—left the Trysting-tree of the generous Outlaw, he held his way straight to a neighbouring religious house, of small extent and revenue, called the Priory of Saint Botolph, to which the wounded Ivanhoe had been removed when the castle was taken, under the guidance of the faithful Gurth, and the magnanimous Wamba.†   (source)
  • The magnanimous know very well that they who give time, or money, or shelter, to the stranger—so it be done for love, and not for ostentation—do, as it were, put God under obligation to them, so perfect are the compensations of the universe.†   (source)
  • But here is a good creature, who does not repulse me,' he thought, and his heart again knew the sweetness of magnanimous emotions.†   (source)
  • Clennam had never seen anything like his magnanimous protection by that other Father, he of the Marshalsea; and was lost in the contemplation of its many wonders.†   (source)
  • She had been magnanimous enough to renounce all pride in teapots or children's frilling, and had never poured any pathetic confidences into the ears of her feminine neighbors concerning Mr. Garth's want of prudence and the sums he might have had if he had been like other men.†   (source)
  • thought I. Do you suppose now, Ishmael, that the magnanimous God of heaven and earth—pagans and all included—can possibly be jealous of an insignificant bit of black wood?†   (source)
  • He felt that the husband was magnanimous even in his sorrow, while he had been base and petty in his deceit.†   (source)
  • Woman, with her instinct of behavior, instantly detects in man a love of trifles, any coldness or imbecility, or, in short, any want of that large, flowing, and magnanimous deportment, which is indispensable as an exterior in the hall.†   (source)
  • "Now, sir," said Mr. Guppy, "I have got into that state of mind myself that I wish for a reciprocity of magnanimous behaviour.†   (source)
  • But even then he remained as cold as ice; he realised that Pavel Petrovitch wanted to play the magnanimous.†   (source)
  • I must be magnanimous and truly great.†   (source)
  • It means that I, hating him, but still recognizing that I have wronged him—and I consider him magnanimous—that I humiliate myself to write to him....Well, suppose I make the effort; I do it.†   (source)
  • Oh, thou magnanimous!†   (source)
  • I await your presence or your offering, if you deign to make one, and I beseech you to accept the respectful sentiments with which I have the honor to be, truly magnanimous man, your very humble and very obedient servant, P. Fabantou, dramatic artist.†   (source)
  • "I think it would be well for you just to go and see her before Lydgate comes," said Sir James, magnanimously.†   (source)
  • In three minutes the Vicar was on horseback again, having gone magnanimously through a duty much harder than the renunciation of whist, or even than the writing of penitential meditations.†   (source)
  • 'What magnanimous fellows we are!†   (source)
  • He is an invalid and an old man who must be forgiven; but he is good and magnanimous and will love her who makes his son happy.†   (source)
  • If you will allow me to recapitulate, it was like this: when you parted, you were as magnanimous as could possibly be; you were ready to give her everything—freedom, divorce even.†   (source)
  • Perhaps you have heard that I have suffered the keenest distress of mind from Henry's having taken to a pursuit which—well!' shrugging her shoulders, 'a very respectable pursuit, I dare say, and some artists are, as artists, quite superior persons; still, we never yet in our family have gone beyond an Amateur, and it is a pardonable weakness to feel a little—' As Mrs Gowan broke off to heave a sigh, Clennam, however resolute to be magnanimous, could not keep down the thought that there was mighty little danger of the family's ever going beyond an Amateur, even as it was.†   (source)
  • Prince Andrew interrupted him and cried sharply: "Yes, ask her hand again, be magnanimous, and so on?†   (source)
  • Arkady's voice had been shaky at the beginning; he felt himself magnanimous, though at the same time he realised he was delivering something of the nature of a lecture to his father; but the sound of one's own voice has a powerful effect on any man, and Arkady brought out his last words resolutely, even with emphasis.†   (source)
  • She magnanimously kept the princess out of their way; the latter had been reduced to a state of tearful frenzy by the news of the proposed marriage.†   (source)
  • For Moscow society Pierre was the nicest, kindest, most intellectual, merriest, and most magnanimous of cranks, a heedless, genial nobleman of the old Russian type.†   (source)
  • So with a joyful consciousness of performing a magnanimous deed—interrupted several times by the tears that dimmed her velvety black eyes—she wrote that touching letter the arrival of which had so amazed Nicholas.†   (source)
  • The position was the more awkward because the Emperor, meditating upon his magnanimous plans, was pacing patiently up and down before the outspread map, occasionally glancing along the road to Moscow from under his lifted hand with a bright and proud smile.†   (source)
  • And it is well for a people who do not—as the French did in 1813—salute according to all the rules of art, and, presenting the hilt of their rapier gracefully and politely, hand it to their magnanimous conqueror, but at the moment of trial, without asking what rules others have adopted in similar cases, simply and easily pick up the first cudgel that comes to hand and strike with it till the feeling of resentment and revenge in their soul yields to a feeling of contempt and compassion.†   (source)
  • Therefore, he who considers it necessary to secure himself in his new principality, to win friends, to overcome either by force or fraud, to make himself beloved and feared by the people, to be followed and revered by the soldiers, to exterminate those who have power or reason to hurt him, to change the old order of things for new, to be severe and gracious, magnanimous and liberal, to destroy a disloyal soldiery and to create new, to maintain friendship with kings and princes in such a way that they must help him with zeal and offend with caution, cannot find a more lively example than the actions of this man.†   (source)
  • Religion and morality enjoin this conduct; and can it be, that good policy does not equally enjoin it — It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.†   (source)
  • be magnanimous in the enterprise,   (source)
    magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
  • I said, feeling expansive and magnanimous.†   (source)
  • And I saw Megara too, magnanimous Creon's daughter
    wed to the stalwart Heracles, the hero never daunted.†   (source)
  • Yet Apollo made magnanimous Polyphides a prophet—
    after Amphiaraus' death—the greatest seer on earth.†   (source)
  • thou wilt be as valiant as the wrathful dove or most magnanimous mouse.†   (source)
  • "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."†   (source)
  • But that other magnanimous one, at whose instance I had stayed, changed not aspect, nor moved his neck, nor bent his side.†   (source)
  • The magnanimous and most illustrate king Cophetua set eye upon the pernicious and indubitate beggar Zenelophon, and he it was that might rightly say, Veni, vidi, vici; which to anatomize in the vulgar— O base and obscure vulgar!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • was swum, was walked,
    Frequent; and of the sixth day yet remained:
    There wanted yet the master-work, the end
    Of all yet done; a creature, who, not prone
    And brute as other creatures, but endued
    With sanctity of reason, might erect
    His stature, and upright with front serene
    Govern the rest, self-knowing; and from thence
    Magnanimous to correspond with Heaven,
    But grateful to acknowledge whence his good
    Descends, thither with heart, and voice, and eyes
    Directed in devotion, to adore
    And worship God Supreme, who made him chief
    Of all his works: therefore the Omnipotent
    Eternal Father (for where is not he
    Present?) thus to his Son audibly spake.†   (source)
  • But Jones, as well as Partridge, was an entire stranger in London; and as he happened to arrive first in a quarter of the town, the inhabitants of which have very little intercourse with the householders of Hanover or Grosvenor-square (for he entered through Gray's-inn-lane), so he rambled about some time before he could even find his way to those happy mansions where fortune segregates from the vulgar those magnanimous heroes, the descendants of antient Britons, Saxons, or Danes, whose ancestors, being born in better days, by sundry kinds of merit, have entailed riches and honour on their posterity.†   (source)
  • "If I have rightly understood thy speech," replied that shade of the magnanimous one, "thy soul is hurt by cowardice, which oftentimes encumbereth a man so that it turns him back from honorable enterprise, as false seeing does a beast when it is startled.†   (source)
  • To which Sancho returned, "Oh, princess and universal lady of El Toboso, is not your magnanimous heart softened by seeing the pillar and prop of knight-errantry on his knees before your sublimated presence?"†   (source)
  • But, instead of proposals for conquering that magnanimous nation, I rather wish they were in a capacity, or disposition, to send a sufficient number of their inhabitants for civilizing Europe, by teaching us the first principles of honour, justice, truth, temperance, public spirit, fortitude, chastity, friendship, benevolence, and fidelity.†   (source)
  • For myself I can say that since I have been a knight-errant I have become valiant, polite, generous, well-bred, magnanimous, courteous, dauntless, gentle, patient, and have learned to bear hardships, imprisonments, and enchantments; and though it be such a short time since I have seen myself shut up in a cage like a madman, I hope by the might of my arm, if heaven aid me and fortune thwart me not, to see myself king of some kingdom where I may be able to show th†   (source)
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