Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a magisterial manner; in the manner of a master or a magistrate; with the air of a master or the authority of a magistrate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a magisterial manner.
- adv. in an overbearingly domineering manner; as a dictator
- adv. in an authoritative and magisterial manner
“He has been described as magisterially presiding over the younger writers, and assuming the distribution of poetical fame; but he who excels has a right to teach, and he whose judgment is incontestable, may, without usurpation, examine and decide.”
“There's Zeus, played by Liam Neeson with a beard best described as magisterially scraggly.”
“It's always a joy to see bad writing get its come-uppance, and Mr Winchester is a 'magisterially' bad writer!”
“He cleared his throat magisterially and looked briskly about him.”
“He paints Ernest lolling magisterially in a cloud, a stern but beneficent God blowing fortune from on high.”
“But unlike many masters of detail, Atkinson can soar magisterially just as surely as he can dive.”
“In many of his last appearances, including Top of the Pops seven years ago, he sang magisterially seated in a throne-like armchair.”
“While the mall celebrates the market in the abstract sense of free market capitalism, it despises the literal, homespun market of goods and stalls it so magisterially supersedes.”
“Access to antechambers of imperial power and favors magisterially bestowed are the coin in which they are paid.”
“Boris fans do report immediately to his Grace ` s abode wherein he deals magisterially with the jumped up and self styled “Community Leaders” in question.”
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