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Examples of munificent in a Sentence
a munificent host who has presided over many charitable events at his mansion
Recent Examples of munificent from the Web
His many munificent mutterings include: the Shadowy Shades of the Seraphim, the Seven Rings of Raggadorr and — who can forget? — the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth.
This perception reminds us that the Voting Rights Act was not passed as part of an inexorable march toward full citizenship that proceeded from the essentially munificent heart of an exceptional America.
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Munificent was formed back in the late 1500s when English speakers, perhaps inspired by similar words such as "magnificent," altered the ending of "munificence." "Munificence" in turn comes from "munificus," the Latin word for "generous," which itself comes from "munus," a Latin noun that is variously translated as "gift," "duty," or "service." "Munus" has done a fine service to English by giving us other terms related to service or compensation, including "municipal" and "remunerate."
Synonym Discussion of munificent
MUNIFICENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of munificent for English Language Learners
: very generous
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