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  • adj. superlative form of haughty: most haughty.


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  • I could scarcely keep from laughing in his face, the whole thing was so ludicrous; but I managed to look my haughtiest, and sternest, and fiercest, while I superintended the deck-cleansing.


  • “Yes, my horse is quite exhausted,” she said in her haughtiest tone.

    Judge deveraux

  • “No woman likes to be called a cow,” she announced in her haughtiest voice.

    One Pink Rose

  • Regular Retort readers may already know I have no real love of the Prequel Trilogy,so when the first of these post-Revenge of the Sith animated projects began to trickle out featuring not the original Star Wars setting with Han and Leia and asskicking, but the new ones, with Anakin and trade disputes and whining I sniffed my haughtiest sniff.

    How the Disaffected Star Wars Fan can enjoy the Clone Wars cartoon « The Retort

  • In another family, fifteen-year-old Lila could only speak to her younger sisters in the haughtiest and, as the family called it, the skankiest tones imaginable.

    Childhood Unbound

  • Wrapped in the blanket which had hitherto formed his only covering, he might have been the child of a nobleman or a beggar; it would have been hard for the haughtiest stranger to have assigned him his proper station in society.

    Oliver Twist

  • He is in every respect a republican pig, going wherever he pleases, and mingling with the best society, on an equal, if not superior footing, for every one makes way when he appears, and the haughtiest give him the wall, if he prefer it.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • Late in the afternoon, when she next appears upon the staircase, she is in her haughtiest and coldest state.

    Bleak House

  • He was black-bearded, wore a sort of crown and had the haughtiest, cruelest face I ever saw on any man.

    The Moon of Skulls

  • Marchesa that she especially attributed her present situation; and it now appeared, that the family of Vivaldi had not only been reluctant, but absolutely averse to a connection with hers, contrary to the suggestions of Signora Bianchi, who had represented, that it might be supposed only, from their known character, that they would disapprove of the alliance, but would of course be reconciled to an event, which their haughtiest displeasure never could revoke.

    The Italian


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