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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Magnificall, a. [e.m.E. magnyfycal (1538), magnifical(l, f. Magnific a.] a. Grandiloquent, high-flown in language. b. Splendid, sumptuous, grand. — 1572 Buch. Detect. (1727) 54.
Now ȝe luke to heir how this magnificall boister of valȝeandnes did acquyte himself
1590 Burel Queen's Entry ii. 14.
The haill counsall of the toun Ilkane cled in a veluet goun. That company quha did espy, The mater wes magnificall
Id. Pilgr. ii. ii.
This temple did the Trojans found, … This muldrie and buldrie Wes maist magnificall

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