Magnanimous

Mag*nan"i*mous

(?), a.[L. magnanimus; magnus great + animus mind. See Magnate, and Animus.] 1. Great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; raised above what is low, mean, or ungenerous; of lofty and courageous spirit; as, a magnanimous character; a magnanimous conqueror.
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Be magnanimous in the enterprise.
Shak.
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To give a kingdom hath been thought
Greater and nobler done, and to lay down
Far more magnanimous than to assume.
Milton.
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2. Dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable; noble; not selfish.
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Both strived for death; magnanimous debate.
Stirling.
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There is an indissoluble union between a magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.
Washington.
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