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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
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Upon this, the parish authorities magnanimously and humanely resolved, that Oliver should be 'farmed,' or, in other words, that he should be dispatched to a branch-workhouse some three miles off, where twenty or thirty other juvenile offenders against the poor-laws, rolled about the floor all day, without the inconvenience of too much food or too much clothing, under the parental superintendence of an elderly female, who received the culprits at and for the consideration of sevenpence-halfpenny per small head per week.
Saying which the doctor scowled magnanimously on the stranger, and whispered his friend Lieutenant Tappleton.
Glegg answered magnanimously, quite as if she had been an uninjured woman: "Ah
Power's dismal display left him even more reticent than after his narrow victory over Stephen Meads on Tuesday night while, by comparison, the beaten champion magnanimously fielded questions.
Now the council has magnanimously offered to give the money back, provided residents fill out refund forms and provide copies of telephone, gas and electric bills from October 1995 to June 1996, even though it is doubtful that many residents keep such complete records.
my eight-year-old daughter asked me cautiously, magnanimously pushing her brother in front of her for the first go.
GORDON Brown has magnanimously said he's going to freeze petrol duty, with a promise of no more hikes in the short-term.
Churchill wrote magnanimously to wish her "all the happiness and good fortune which wit and beauty deserve when they combine to share the inheritance of the future".
Magnanimously, Mandela endorsed the delegates as the new immortals bred from the same stock as Plato and Aristotle.
Acting more like a head of state than the Chechen rebel who just months ago was at the top of Moscow's most-wanted list, Yandarbiyev announced that Chechnya needed to be free, and he magnanimously offered an amnesty to those Chechens who had opposed him.
No, that's 9x6," corrected my nine-year-old son magnanimously.
No, that's 9x6,' corrected my nine-year-old son magnanimously.