Definitions

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  • n. The quality or state of being stately

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being stately.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or quality of being stately; loftiness of mien or manner; majestic appearance; dignity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. impressiveness in scale or proportion
  • n. an elaborate manner of doing something

Etymologies

stately +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • … She had a dignity so natural and certain that it deserved the name of stateliness.

    The Last Empress

  • The composition is specially beautiful, the sides are well-balanced, while the two mounted soldiers on either side (notwithstanding their characteristically badly-drawn horses) give the scene a ceremonious stateliness, which is very impressive.

    Luca Signorelli

  • He isn't pompous, but he's acquired a kind of stateliness of manner that's made

    In the Arena Stories of Political Life

  • Mrs. Gladwyne made a picture, she thought, sitting with the dainty china in her beautiful hands; she possessed the grace and something of the stateliness which is associated with the old régime.

    The Long Portage

  • He was a tall, lounging fellow, rather clumsy in his movements, but with a kind of stateliness about him; he looked, and was, old for his years.

    Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton B A Of Trinity College Cambridge

  • There were observations about the "stateliness" of events at the White House and the propriety of Florence Harding's wardrobe.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The difficulty, of course, isn't the "stateliness", it's the money.

    Baseball Analysts

  • Every mangled limb, every shattered facade, every act of conditioned violence stage-whispers “Sacrifice” amid the gently weeping sound track and the faded – Saturday Evening Post color palette, with the overall effect evoking stateliness, esteem, even nostalgia — emotional luxuries that only a comfortable remove can give to the hectic, terrifying nature of combat.

    Getting Their Guns Off

  • She reports, for example, that of all who attain the stately age of 85, fully half will have that stateliness snuffed out by Alzheimer's; and, more wretched news, there is a strong chance they will also end up in a nursing home with some other dread medical affliction or other.

    Nobody Gets Out of Here Alive

  • But stateliness is redeemed by Cleese's affection for his co-stars of yesteryear, and his gratitude that opportunity came his way.

    John Cleese - review

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