Origin of magnificence
Examples from the Web for magnificence
Magnificence By Lydia Millet A woman moves into an old house full of taxidermy in the aftermath of trauma.
Suddenly, she questions, "Who wants to live like that anymore, all that majesty and magnificence?"
The magnificence of our legal system, your Honor, is that we do not seek an eye for an eye.
His cities surpass in magnificence and grandeur those of Europe.Told by the Death's Head|Mr Jkai
His magnificence and his jewels were the admiration and envy of his contemporaries.Stories about Famous Precious Stones|Mrs Goddard Orpen
For Boris looked mightily crestfallen to have his magnificence so rudely dealt with.Joan of the Sword Hand|S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
He was interred in the church of the Augustines, with the magnificence due to his character and station.An Historical View of the Philippine Islands, Vol I (of 2)|Martinez de Zuniga
All magnificence and splendor of display was carefully avoided in the feast as in the ceremony.The Lost Lady of Lone|E.D.E.N. Southworth
Word Origin for magnificence
mid-14c., "great-mindedness, courage," from Old French magnificence "splendor, nobility, grandeur," from Latin magnificentia "splendor, munificence," from stem of magnificus "great, elevated, noble, eminent," also "splendid, rich, fine, costly," literally "doing great deeds," from magnus "great" (see magnate) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "greatness, grandeur, glory" in English is from late 14c. That of "beauty, splendor, wealth" is 15c. As one of the Aristotelian and scholastic virtues, it translates Greek megaloprepeia "liberality of expenditure combined with good taste."