Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being kingly or royal; kingly character.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being kingly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state or quality of being kingly.
  • noun countable The result or product of being kingly.

Etymologies

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From kingly +‎ -ness

Examples

  • I also thought that our hero would inject a little modern/alien thinking into Old Norse and let the heroine, who, in point of fact, saved her people, become the queen, but no, he totally accepts the badge of kingliness and rules happily ever after, I guess.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • He wore a loose blouse and very baggy trousers; a comfortable suit, certainly, but not at all conducing to an ideal kingliness of appearance.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • And he wore his kingliness well, as Nick observed how extravagantly he was treated by the waitstaff and how generously—but quietly—he responded.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • And he wore his kingliness well, as Nick observed how extravagantly he was treated by the waitstaff and how generously—but quietly—he responded.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • And he wore his kingliness well, as Nick observed how extravagantly he was treated by the waitstaff and how generously—but quietly—he responded.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • But Easterns would look upon this as a proof of his “kingliness.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He referred to the red carpet that some official belonging to the duumviri had laid down the full length of the jetty, a sign of kingliness that horrified Octavian.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • He referred to the red carpet that some official belonging to the duumviri had laid down the full length of the jetty, a sign of kingliness that horrified Octavian.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • You may find yourself transported by the calm columnar beauty of Piero's Madonna del Parto, or by the heroic and somewhat abstract gran-deur of the figures who populate Poussin's Institution of the Seven Sacraments, or by the overwhelming kingliness of Titian's portrait of Charles V, there on the wall of the Prado.

    The God of Realism

  • The Celt needs the mystic glow of real kingliness.

    Kangaroo

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