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  • adj. superlative form of lordly: most lordly.
  • adv. superlative form of lordly: most lordly.


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  • He, of them all, held the needs of the weavers in the lordliest disregard.

    'Woven Frescoes'

  • Whereupon the engineer comes up to me with the luggage receipt in his hand, and in his lordliest manner, as an Inspector of

    A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings

  • Lo, said she, seest thou yonder pavilion that is all of the colour of Inde, and all manner of thing that there is about, men and women, and horses trapped, shields and spears were all of the colour of Inde, and his name is Sir Persant of Inde, the most lordliest knight that ever thou lookedst on.

    Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table

  • He puts his costliest wine in myrrhine vases; he builds his temple with the lordliest cedars.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • He saw himself under thirty with a blooming outlook, an optimistic figure no less comely and immortal than the lordliest divinity that ever was, but no more.

    Closing Time

  • Largest and lordliest, they enjoyed their long lazy afternoon's supremacy.


  • He thought that her name must be of the lordliest kind, and that she for some reason wished to keep it a secret: perhaps she was noble, and did not like to tell that name which had been stained by the occupations of trade.

    Cord and Creese

  • The soldier prince whose dwelling was in king's palaces here becomes, as in the conflict of the battlefield so in the quiet of a hero's grave, a comrade of the private soldier whose dwelling was a cottage; and be it noted, the death of the lowliest may involve quite as much of heartbreak as the lordliest.

    With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back

  • Universally, the germ precedes the tree, as the tree precedes the seed, in all vegetal growths, from the lowest cryptogam to the lordliest conifer of the Pacific slope.

    Life: Its True Genesis

  • And this is true of all living organisms from the lowest morphological cell, in the ichthyologic world, to the highest and lordliest conifer that grows.

    Life: Its True Genesis


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