magnanimous


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magnanimous

adjective altruistic, benevolent, brotherly, charitable, chivalrous, compassionate, exalted, fraternal, generous, generous to a fault, giving, great hearted, great spirited, high-minded, idealistic, kind, magnificent, noble, noble-minded, overly generous, philanthropic, princely, stately, sympathetic, unselfish
Associated concepts: charitable organizations
See also: benevolent, charitable, generous, lenient, liberal, meritorious, philanthropic, placable
References in classic literature ?
was all that Theseus deigned to reply; for he was far too magnanimous to assault his enemy with insolent language.
Warming with the theme, and inflating themselves with their own eulogies, these magnanimous heroes of the trencher would start up, advance a short distance beyond the light of the fire, and apostrophize most vehemently their Blackfeet enemies, as though they had been within hearing.
My conception of its magnanimous greatness was gone.
But if Aristides the Just was ever in love and jealous, he was at that moment not perfectly magnanimous.
I had much ado to refrain from laughing as I beheld the magnanimous pity of his mien; maintaining, however, a grave air, I said:--
I shudder when I think of the change a few years will produce in their paradisaical abode; and probably when the most destructive vices, and the worst attendances on civilization, shall have driven all peace and happiness from the valley, the magnanimous French will proclaim to the world that the Marquesas Islands have been converted to Christianity
Monk was well acquainted with mankind, he saw in the physiognomy of this gentleman all the energy, all the reason, all the circumspection possible, he could therefore only attribute to a magnanimous confidence the revelation the Frenchman had made him, and he showed himself profoundly touched by it.
He was a magnanimous monarch, but a shrewd pork merchant; and perhaps thought he could not do better with his future allies, the American Fur Company, than to begin by close dealing.
I will do you the justice to say, however, that you don't seem to have told Madame de Cintre; or if you have she's uncommonly magnanimous.
One fine day, this magnanimous old gentleman was agreeably surprised at the receipt of the following letter:-
But then, when it came to a show-down she might not be so magnanimous as she had appeared tonight.
The third is of such, as take too high a strain at the first, and are magnanimous, more than tract of years can uphold.