What brought Stephanie Seymour and her magnate husband, Peter Brant, back together after an ugly divorce battle?
In 2006, the Left Front government invited the magnate Ratan Tata to set up his Nano factory at Singur.
He gained infamy (and a Lifetime movie) for pretending to be a magnate's heir.
But the next few seconds undeceived him, and reminded the magnate of the fact that he had others to consider.
Then, as a new thought came to the magnate, he spoke with a trace of anxiety.
"My wife, er—will have great pleasure in calling on Mrs. Belden," said the magnate.
Then he dropped to a seat on the couch, and proceeded to make his confidences to the magnate.
She is the only daughter of a magnate who is ten times as rich as you.
The magnate, red-faced and angry, returned with him to the station.
And then the magnate spoke so rapidly that only lightning could keep up with him.
mid-15c., "great man, noble, man of wealth," from Late Latin magnates, plural of magnas "great person, nobleman," from Latin magnus "great, large, big" (of size), "abundant" (of quantity), "great, considerable" (of value), "strong, powerful" (of force); of persons, "elder, aged," also, figuratively, "great, mighty, grand, important," from PIE *mag-no-, from root *meg- "great" (cf. Sanskrit maha-, mahat- "great;" Greek megas, fem. megale "great, large;" Gothic mikils, Old English micel "great, big, many;" see mickle).