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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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Sasha the Smasher, a nickname coined by presenter Emma Willis, magnanimously said the right winner was chosen.
The Insignia is that effortless car that magnanimously offers itself to the max to whoever is driving.
At least, suspended PNP Chief Alan Purisima has magnanimously accepted total responsibility and willing to be the escape goat.
The Chronicle reported how Jackie Milburn's son, Jack, had magnanimously congratulated Big Al in beating the record of his late, great father.
In General Von Kluck's war diary he magnanimously wrote: "In the whole history of the World, there is in my opinion no military feat which has ever excelled or equalled that of the First British Army in the 1914-18 War.
When he arrived at my studio I let him down terribly by producing a Flymo (not a "proper lawn-mower"), but, being nothing if not professional, David magnanimously agreed to go ahead with the portrait anyway (insisting only that we fix a notice to the offending mower, mak-k ing his views clear).
I was also reminded of how utterly convincing he was in interviews last year when he talked magnanimously about his ex-wife Amanda Holden.
As if to appease those calling for speech to be kept free, he magnanimously added that he would be " willing to offer" portions of AIR news on community radio.
Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy magnanimously held up the white flag.
Being gracious as always, Murray magnanimously donated his winnings back to the Captain's Charity.
According to The Dawn, Hanif, known as the Little Master of cricket, magnanimously conferred the honour on the Indian icon, who called him to inquire about his health and wished him a speedy recovery from his battle with cancer.
They found in his almost joyous farewell to life and loved ones the embodiment of the vanishing world he had defended so magnanimously for the better part of 87 years--an old warrior happy in defeat and cheerfully unafraid.