Origin of magnanimous
Examples from the Web for magnanimous
As such, he calls for liberals to be magnanimous, recognize trade-offs, and say that this trade-off was worth it.Let's Just Blame Modernity for the Marriage Crisis|Ilana Glazer|April 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This means that an agreement, when it finally emerges, will not be uplifting, elegant, and magnanimous.
The opening of the film was exactly as I expected—grand and magnanimous as films like these tend to be.What ‘Lincoln’ Gets Wrong About Black Leaders and the 13th Amendment|Allison Samuels|December 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was small and self-important rather than big and magnanimous.
But whereas Bezukhov is redeemed by his magnanimous virtures, Soledad is driven mad by the different forces tearing at her.
The man, too, was some magnanimous hero, riding a great horse by the shore of the sea.Night and Day|Virginia Woolf
Christopher could afford to be magnanimous toward Alan, now that Elisabeth was the reverse.The Farringdons|Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
Juan Lepe saw plainly that that lavish and magnanimous person aboard the Consolacion would not meet here his twin.1492|Mary Johnston
Surely a magnanimous Government will complete this great act of justice to a helpless people.Wigwam and War-path; Or the Royal Chief in Chains|A. B. (Alfred Benjamin) Meacham
And herein lies the magnanimous courage of love, that it endures this knowledge without change.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for magnanimous
Word Origin for magnanimous
Word Origin and History for magnanimous
1580s, a back-formation from magnanimity + -ous, or else from Latin magnanimus "highminded," literally "great-souled" (see magnanimity). Related: Magnanimously.