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magnanimous
used in Middlemarch

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kind and generous in spirit — especially toward those defeated in battle
  • I am not magnanimous enough to like people who speak to me without seeming to see me.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (94% in)
  • 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.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (16% in)
  • "I think it would be well for you just to go and see her before Lydgate comes," said Sir James, magnanimously.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (63% in)
  • 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.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (87% in)
  • "He was ten times worthier of you than I was," Fred could now say to her, magnanimously.
    Finale (37% in)

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