Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being princely.

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

  • noun The quality of being princely; the state, manner, or dignity of a prince.

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  • noun The quality or state of being princely.

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Examples

  • “Aye, your princeliness,” Deryn said, hauling herself up to get the map.

    Behemoth

  • Pardon me, your princeliness, but this is all a bit much.

    Behemoth

  • Versilov had more than once hinted that this extravagance was not the essence of princeliness, and tried to instil into him a higher conception of it; but Prince Sergay had begun to show signs of resentment at being instructed.

    A Raw Youth

  • But the princeliness of his disposition was seen most in his behavior to another friend, the writer of this memoir, who is proud to relate that, with money raised with an effort, Shelley once made him a present of fourteen hundred pounds, to extricate him from debt.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 5, July 29, 1850

  • There was a princeliness in his largeness which not seldom landed him into poverty.

    Men of Maryland

  • Even then he used to throw money among the gamins, as later he scattered it in how many directions, with what liberality, and with what princeliness, and from what a slender purse!

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2

  • Were one asked what aspects of Hamlet does Forbes-Robertson specially embody, I should say, in the first place, his princeliness, his ghostliness, then his cynical and occasionally madcap humour, as where, at the end of the play-scene, he capers behind the throne in a terrible boyish glee.

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays

  • Even then he used to throw money among the gamins, as later he scattered it in how many directions, with what liberality, and with what princeliness, and from what a slender purse!

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians

  • All the princeliness that lies in clustering curls Julian has lost to-day, for

    Memories of Hawthorne

  • Incomprehensible as he was, one might always be sure of a certain princeliness in his inexplicable methods.

    The Head of the House of Coombe

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