What brought Stephanie Seymour and her magnate husband, Peter Brant, back together after an ugly divorce battle?
In 2006, the Left Front government invited the magnate Ratan Tata to set up his Nano factory at Singur.
He gained infamy (and a Lifetime movie) for pretending to be a magnate's heir.
But the next few seconds undeceived him, and reminded the magnate of the fact that he had others to consider.
Mrs. Belgrave was called, and the request repeated to her in English by the magnate.
"My wife, er—will have great pleasure in calling on Mrs. Belden," said the magnate.
I had a picture of him then as the magnate; I had hardly thought of him in that light before.
She is the only daughter of a magnate who is ten times as rich as you.
But Skinner was too wise to attempt to force himself on the magnate.
And then the magnate spoke so rapidly that only lightning could keep up with him.
mid-15c., "great man, noble, man of wealth," from Late Latin magnates, plural of magnas "great person, nobleman," from Latin magnus "great, large, big" (of size), "abundant" (of quantity), "great, considerable" (of value), "strong, powerful" (of force); of persons, "elder, aged," also, figuratively, "great, mighty, grand, important," from PIE *mag-no-, from root *meg- "great" (cf. Sanskrit maha-, mahat- "great;" Greek megas, fem. megale "great, large;" Gothic mikils, Old English micel "great, big, many;" see mickle).