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It was magnanimously divided by him, and made a supper for three of us.

They have a noble cause, and they beg you to treat it magnanimously.

"You can take the other boats too, if you like," continued the man, magnanimously.

So he magnanimously offered to forgive Paul on no conditions whatsoever.

I magnanimously take the lead, out of consideration for you.

"Of course, the actual business will be done through you," I replied, magnanimously.

"If that were all, that would make no difference with me," said Mrs. Cox, magnanimously.

But Mr. Underhill magnanimously refused to accept the half of it.

"I forgive you," said Master Calvin, magnanimously, and resumed his walk.

Cornelia magnanimously thought "No—but she knows other things."

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, a back-formation from magnanimity + -ous, or else from Latin magnanimus "highminded," literally "great-souled" (see magnanimity). Related: Magnanimously.

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