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  • adj. comparative form of lordly: more lordly
  • adv. comparative form of lordly: more lordly

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Examples

  • Material forms, containing light incorporated in them, need still a light apart from them that their own light may be manifest; just so the Beings of that sphere, all lightsome, need another and a lordlier light or even they would not be visible to themselves and beyond.

    The Six Enneads.

  • In the immaterial heaven every member is unchangeably itself for ever; in the heavens of our universe, while the whole has life eternally and so too all the nobler and lordlier components, the Souls pass from body to body entering into varied forms — and, when it may, a Soul will rise outside of the realm of birth and dwell with the one Soul of all.

    The Six Enneads.

  • This accustomed visitor would seem a gifted vocalist, but for the inevitable comparison between his thinner note and the gushing melodies of the lordlier bird.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862

  • But Rosalind went rapidly down to the waterside saying in her heart, "Now I will see whether I cannot get me a lordlier weapon of a better craftsman than you, and at my own price, Red Smith."

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • But Rosalind went rapidly down to the waterside saying in her heart, 'Now I will see whether I cannot get me a lordlier weapon of a better craftsman than you, and at my own price, Red Smith.'

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • "Now I will see whether I cannot get me a lordlier weapon of a better craftsman than you, and at my own price, Red Smith."

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • Why should the bronchial tubes (Class II) be so much lordlier than the lungs (Class III) to which they lead?

    A Book of Burlesques

  • Heaven hold no lordlier court than earth at College Green.

    The City

  • O no, the wary Nature sends a new troop of fairer forms, of lordlier youths, with a little more excess of direction to hold them fast to their several aim; makes them a little wrong-headed in that direction in which they are rightest, and on goes the game again with new whirl, for a generation or two more.

    XIV. Essays. Nature. 1844

  • The ruins rose from the dust and took once more a stately shape, even lordlier than before.

    Orpheus in Mayfair and Other Stories and Sketches

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