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  • adjective Archaic spelling of majestic.

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Examples

  • The ideas of Christian theology are too simple for eloquence, too sacred for fiction, and too majestick for ornament; to recommend them by tropes and figures, is to magnify, by a concave mirror, the sidereal hemisphere. from → Quotations

    Dr. Johnson on religious verse « Unknowing

  • Ruder heads stand amazed at those prodigious pieces of nature, whales, elephants, dromedaries, and camels; these, I confess, are the colossus and majestick pieces of her hand; but in these narrow engines there is more curious mathematicks; and the civility of these little citizens more neatly sets forth the wisdom of their Maker.

    Religio Medici

  • Her figure was majestick, her manners high-bred, her reading extensive, and her conversation elegant.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Pliability of address I conceive to be inconsistent with that majestick power of mind which he possesses, and which produces such noble effects.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • The Messiah, played upon the Canterbury organ, is more sublime than when played upon an inferior instrument: but very slight musick will seem grand, when conveyed to the ear through that majestick medium.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • To hear the grave Dr Samuel Johnson, ‘that majestick teacher of moral and religious wisdom’, while sitting solemn in an arm-chair in the Isle of Sky, talk, ex cathedra, of his keeping a seraglio, and acknowledge that the supposition had OFTEN been in his thoughts, struck me so forcibly with ludicrous contrast, that I could not but laugh immoderately.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • In 1750 he came forth in the character for which he was eminently qualified, a majestick teacher of moral and religious wisdom.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • As the vessel put out to sea, I kept my eyes upon him for a considerable time, while he remained rolling his majestick frame in his usual manner: and at last I perceived him walk hack into the town, and he disappeared.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Imagine the illustrious and majestick pair, their household having entirely withdrawn, seated in the deep silence of the night, on either side of a small table as was their happy wont, and gently, calmly, dispassionately, and elegantly sipping that prepared beverage; that 'drink made ready' by hands then yet innocent and spotless.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844 Volume 23, Number 2

  • On one of his visits to Oxford he was impressed with the comely presence and flowing expression of John Mason, who, though the son of a cowherd, was notable at the university for his "polite and majestick speaking."

    English Travellers of the Renaissance

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