from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of a lord.
- adjective Very dignified and noble.
- adjective Pretentiously arrogant and overbearing.
- adverb In a dignified, noble fashion befitting or characteristic of a lord.
- adverb In a pretentiously arrogant and overbearing manner.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of the character or quality of a lord; having high or noble rank; noble; aristocratic.
- Pertaining to or befitting a lord; characteristic of lordship; large or grand in scale, size, or extent.
- Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.
- Synonyms Domineering, overbearing, lofty.
- In the manner of a lord; hence, proudly; imperiously; despotically.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a lordly manner.
- adjective Suitable for a lord; of or pertaining to a lord; resembling a lord; hence, grand; noble; dignified; honorable.
- adjective Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective obsolete of or relating to a
Appropriatefor, or suitableto, a lord.
- adverb In the manner of a
lord. Showing commandor nobility.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
- adjective of or befitting a lord
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Van Horn, smoking his cigar in lordly indifferent fashion, kept his apparently uninterested eyes glued to each boy who made his way aft, box on shoulder, and stepped out on the land.
Thus, the claim that "I've kept as yet from thieving pretty free" is undercut by a "stolen" form, or rather one that evokes a high-literate and aristocratic practice of satire, casting the lowly versifier as a clown in lordly clothing.
Horn, smoking his cigar in lordly indifferent fashion, kept his apparently uninterested eyes glued to each boy who made his way aft, box on shoulder, and stepped out on the land.
How lordly is this man's carriage, and yet how base and servile is his spirit!
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ can be called a lordly man.
Therefore with like reason may Christ be called a lordly man.
But if, when we say "the Man Christ Jesus," we mean a created suppositum, as those who assert two supposita in Christ, this man might be called lordly, inasmuch as he is assumed to a participation of Divine honor, as the Nestorians said.
And hence the man Christ, Who is our Lord, cannot be called lordly; yet His flesh can be called "lordly flesh" and His passion the
"I wish it unsaid, having afterwards seen that it ought not to be said although it may be defended with some reason," i.e. because one might say that He was called a lordly man by reason of the human nature, which this word "man" signifies, and not by reason of the suppositum.
Our callousness as individuals can hardly be called lordly, though the results are majestic; we accept supreme services, and we accept the supreme sacrifice (Skin for skin: all that a man hath will he give for his life), and we very rarely think fit to growl forth a chance word of thanks.