Usage examples for magnanimous

  1. " You may say anything you please to me, of course," replied this very magnanimous Norman. – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  2. I was careless, her friends stigmatised me as callous; she cold, her friends styled her magnanimous. – Ixion In Heaven by Benjamin Disraeli
  3. But the magnanimous Roman gentleman replied that he was entirely satisfied with the one he had received. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  4. He had behaved with a sort of magnanimous triumph over the marriage. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  5. It's really very magnanimous of him not to bear me more of a grudge. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  6. It is a deplorable fact that many housekeepers, either in a desire to be magnanimous, or to avoid a scene or annoyance, give utterly undeserved recommendations, thus opening the way for other reigns of terror which a little personal application of do- as- you- would- be- done- by could have prevented. – The Complete Home by Various
  7. He forgot that Mabel's fortune had melted away at the gaming- table without inquiry or protest on her part, and that, in fact, his own luxurious life was fostered only by their magnanimous bounty. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  8. How grand, how magnanimous he is, never forgetting me, never feeling the solitude of this room irksome, but loving it more and more; giving me hours out of each day till, of late, he almost lives in my apartment and never finds it tiresome! – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  9. I am glad too, for now I know your magnanimous heart would have led you to serve us without reward, and even at great loss. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  10. But, though he was magnanimous, he was not happy, and perhaps the intense anxiety which his wife displayed as to the fate of Phineas Finn added to his discomfort. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  11. He was not the man to offend a magnanimous neighbour- who meant nothing unfriendly by regarding his manoeuvres with superfluous suspicion. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  12. He knew he had not failed, and so could be magnanimous. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  13. Walpole was not magnanimous towards enemies who had still the power to do him harm. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  14. " I ask pardon," he was saying, " for addressing the court directly; first of all, the pardon of my counsel, whose ability has never been so conspicuous as in this case, and whose just resentment, if he were less magnanimous and noble, I feel I am now about to incur." – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  15. You've no idea what a magnanimous elder brother you've got. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. That wise and magnanimous princess placed herself in the front of the battle for the liberties of Europe. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  17. " You do as you're told, Fairbanks," directed Denny, with a magnanimous wave of his hand. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  18. Yet Franklin, little suspicious and very magnanimous, praised him as a " gentleman of parts and ability," likely to serve the province with zeal and activity. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  19. The King, after some little hesitation, accepted this magnanimous offer, and Boufflers set out. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  20. In consequence of this refusal- called magnanimous by contemporary writers- to accept his property under such conditions, the estates were detained from him for a considerable time longer. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley