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adjective

Generous in treating or judging others, generous in forgiving an insult; free from petty vindictiveness; noble, high-minded.
Vronsky felt his elevation and his own abasement, his truth and his own falsehood. He felt that the husband was magnanimous even in his sorrow, while he had been base and petty in his deceit. But this sense of his own humiliation before the man he had unjustly despised made up only a small part of his misery.

—Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenin (1877)

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