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Magnifique … Guerre

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Cʹest magnifique, mais ce nʹest pas la guerre.” Admirable, but not according to rule. The comment of Marshal Canrobert on the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava.

“It is because the clergy, as a class, are animated by a high ideal … that they, as a class, are incomparably better than they need be … Cʹest magnifique, mais ce nʹest pas la guerre.”—Nineteenth Century, April, 1866.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Magna Charta
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Magnanimous (The)
Magnano
Magnet
Magnetic Mountain
Magneuse (French)
Magnificat
Magnificent (The)
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Magnolia
Magnum Opus
Magnum of Port (A)
Magnus Apollo (My)
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Magot (French)
Magpie
Magricio
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