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magnanimous
used in Moby Dick

4 uses
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Definition
kind and generous in spirit — especially toward those defeated in battle
  • He did not seem to think that he at all deserved a medal from the Humane and Magnanimous Societies.
    Chapters 13-15 -- Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (45% in)
  • But what is worship? 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?
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (43% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (69% in)
  • Oh, thou magnanimous! now I do glory in my genealogy.
    Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (81% in)

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