lordliness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lordliness overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
    • n lordliness formality in bearing and appearance "he behaved with great dignity"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lordliness The state or quality of being lordly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lordliness The state of lordly dignity; high station.
    • n lordliness Lordly pride; haughtiness.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Lordly

Usage

In literature:

He liked the lordliness of giving largess.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
With the innate lordliness of a brother he already put it down to jealousy.
"The Freelands" by John Galsworthy
But Josephine felt nothing humiliating in his lordliness.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, April, 1876." by Various
There was no lordliness about Traill.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
His manner had its old touch of lordliness.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
He was over the middle size; straight, firm, strong built, and compact, with the air of native lordliness and command.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
But, on the other hand, for all his lordliness of spirit, he felt that the man was his master.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
His lordliness was still potent.
"Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
It has no air of assumed lordliness or upstart pretension.
"Homes of American Statesmen" by Various
The dominant feature of the view is lordliness, although beauty is almost equally manifest.
"Constantinople painted by Warwick Goble" by Alexander Van Millingen
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