Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a lofty manner or position; in an elevated place; on high.
- In a lofty spirit; with elevated feeling or purpose; eminently; arrogantly; haughtily.
- adv. In a lofty manner.
- adv. With affectation of grandness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a lofty manner or position; haughtily.
- adv. in a lofty manner
- lofty + -ly (Wiktionary)
“And Lola and the baby had chimed in loftily, All men ought to have hobbies.”
“School will teach you a number of things," said her cousin loftily.”
“I shall see to the paperwork, " Lawford said loftily, meaning he wanted to lie down for an hour, and he nodded curtly at Sharpe and, beckoning his servants, went to find his billet.”
““People do my dirty work for me,” said Fancy, loftily.”
“But what else can you expect, when you attempt to practice apartheid while loftily talking about your own right to exist?”
“It was an inglorious episode on both sides, with its roots in an expanding imperial power being rebuffed in its efforts to trade: there was nothing, the Chinese loftily replied to the British emissaries, that China needed or wanted from the west – not their goods, not their ideas and certainly not their company.”
“Wivenhoe Bookshop23 High Street, Wivenhoe, Essex CO7 9BE, 01206 824050Behind the charming 17th-century clapboard facade of Wivenhoe Bookshop lie two small but perfectly formed rooms filled with books, and a large shed in the courtyard out back, loftily known as the event space.”
“It is clear from the opening that Redmayne's Richard is a man encased in ritual: he sits silently on the throne in an incense-filled chamber as the audience assembles, loftily accepts courtly obeisance and clutches a sceptre as proof of his divine right.”
“The paper has been withdrawn because it contained direct passages from other sources without the necessary citation or attribution," says the respected body a tad loftily.”
“The university building has been designed with cross-fertilisation in mind, so the formerly sequestered departments have been encouraged by its architecture to collaborate and compete for attention: the fashion studios with their rows of half-dressed mannequins look over at the rigour of graphic design; fine arts gazes loftily down on the weaving room of the textile department, in which banks of looms display the threads of intricate pattern-making.”
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