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Magnitude, n. [e.m.E. and ME. (1398), OF., L. magnitūdo.] Greatness, grandeur. — 1531 Bell. Boece I. 79.
Consider the magnitude of thair [Romans'] name
1567 G. Ball. 115.
Thy magnitude I will it put in dyte
Ib. 116.

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