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magnanimous
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
kind and generous in spirit — especially toward those defeated in battle
  • 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.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected (58% in)
  • 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! then, there'll be a good business for somebody to take to."
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (97% in)

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