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magnanimous

mag na nuh muhs

  • s  noble and generous in spirit
    a magnanimous conqueror
  • s  generous and understanding and tolerant
    magnanimous toward his enemies

  • The don styled himself as a magnanimous godfather who was above the internecine killings of the gangs.
  • The magnanimous benefactor left millions to the community.
  • The Chicago Tribune observed that the gaffe "gave Obama the opportunity to appear magnanimous in the face of an insult," after the Illinois Democrat responded by saying that Biden .
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  • Presenting: The Homer
    Die-hard fans of "The Simpsons" probably remember the Season 2 episode in which Homer finds his long-lost half-brother, Herb Powell (voiced by Danny DeVito), the big boss of an automobile company. In a magnanimous (but ultimately unwise) act, Herb lets Homer design his own car in an effort to give his half-brother a boost of [...]
    June 27, 2013 - The Sideshow via Yahoo! News
  • Delta CEO gives up seat for random flier
    Airlines don't have the best reputation these days, what with the ever-shrinking seats and ever-rising baggage fees. But one Delta passenger couldn't be happier, thanks to a magnanimous act from the company's CEO. According to Good Morning America, "weather and other issues had delayed Jessie Frank's flight from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta all day long. [...]
    June 25, 2013 - The Upbeat via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Robert Mugabe in BBC News
    Should we emerge victorious, which I believe we will, sure we won't be arrogant, we will be magnanimous and say 'let's sit down and talk',Mr Mugabe said, according to comments reported by AFP news agency.
  • Bob Rae in TheChronicleHerald.ca
    Rae said the long-term challenge of keeping peace and finding a new political consensus in Sri Lanka will take a "much more magnanimous approach" than the government seems to be embarked on at the moment.
  • Anton Balasingham in BBC News
    As far as that event is concerned, I would say it is a great tragedy, a monumental historical tragedy for which we deeply regret,Mr Balasingham said. "We call upon the government of India and the people of India to be magnanimous, to put...

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