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  • adv. In a manner or style befitting a palace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the style of a palace; sumptuously; splendidly.


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  • He visited many speakeasies, “from mere drinking dens to palatially appointed private houses where you find whole families, including children, dining together with the utmost decorum, the elders taking wine.”


  • Joseph Bazalgette designed it palatially because he could.

    Crossness, London - amazing Victorian architecture

  • It is not fair or natural that the wealthiest few live so very luxuriously and even palatially, while the working poor who work full time and sometimes have to take two jobs to try to support their families, cannot afford some of the most basic necessities of life, like sufficient food, housing, medicine, utilities, transportation, etc.

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  • Union Station, one of the first of those dividend-built and dividend-building terminals that were to spring up quickly and palatially the country over, rose with a peculiarly American trick out of one of the most squalid sections of the city.


  • But western Tennessee afforded nothing finer, and Jackson considered himself palatially housed.

    The Reign of Andrew Jackson

  • Baedeker, or other guide-book, with its maps of any historic dwelling and its surroundings, from Chantilly or Fontainebleau to minor ones, to see that this plan, originally devised for the pleasure, success and safety [Page: 137] of the hunt, and later adapted to domination and defence, became next appreciated as affording the finest possible perspectives of the palatially rebuilt chateau.

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  • They spend tons of money to house you palatially while you wait fifteen minutes for a train, then degrade you to six hours 'convict-transportation to get the foolish outlay back.

    Following the Equator

  • On these blocks, the houses become palatially big (for Brooklyn) but none of them face Avenue J. News


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