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magnifique

adjective

wonderful, splendid, glorious, excellent

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French

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  • "magnifique," says the girl, cutting the word off with a squeak.

    Phemie Frost's Experiences Ann S. Stephens
  • His house in the Green had a front like Devonshire House, and was magnifique.

  • But it is not far—save in the judgment of fashion—from the magnifique to Danes Inn, and the horse moved at a good trot.

  • The Frenchman looked as though he did not quite understand her, but he said that it would be magnifique.

  • Gibault, after gazing for a few minutes, sighed out something that sounded like magnifique!

    The Wild Man of the West R.M. Ballantyne
  • A generation ago, when American fruit-growing was in the hands of connoisseurs, magnifique was more popular than now.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • This valuable cherry was brought to notice in 1795 by Chatenay, surnamed magnifique, a nurseryman near Paris.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • magnifique was placed upon the fruit list of the American Pomological Society in 1852 where it has since remained.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • It is certainly a magnifique ouvrage, and no more and no less can be aptly said of any of the above-mentioned pictures.

    The Story of Brussels Ernest Gilliat-Smith

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