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Sample sentences for the GRE study word magnate

magnate can be used as a noun

1.When she returned to Petersburg both the magnate and the prince were there, and both claimed their rights. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
2.She provoked the jealousy of the elderly magnate and told him what she had told her other suitor that is, she put the matter so that the only way for him to obtain a right over her was to marry her. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
3.A conference took place confined to the magnates sitting at the table. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4.The point is a simple one, but the Inspector had overlooked it because he had started with the supposition that these county magnates had had nothing to do with the matter. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5._Several wellknown burgesses, city magnates and freemen of the city shake hands with Bloom and congratulate him. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
6.The chief magnates sat on high-backed chairs at a large table under the portrait of the Emperor, but most of the gentry were strolling about the room. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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