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magnanimous
used in War and Peace

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kind and generous in spirit — especially toward those defeated in battle
  • 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.
    Book Two — 1805 (37% in)
  • He seemed to her kind, brave, determined, manly, and magnanimous.
    Book Three — 1805 (27% in)
  • Who can be more just, more magnanimous than he?
    Book Five — 1806-07 (91% in)
  • 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.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (1% in)
  • 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.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (62% in)
  • Prince Andrew interrupted him and cried sharply: "Yes, ask her hand again, be magnanimous, and so on?
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (96% in)
  • I must be magnanimous and truly great.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (46% in)
  • 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.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (48% in)
  • 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.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (47% in)
  • 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.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (6% in)

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