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  • noun The quality of being regal.

Etymologies

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regal +‎ -ness

Examples

  • No question at all of harming it; only admiration for its sleek and fearless regalness.

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  • No question at all of harming it; only admiration for its sleek and fearless regalness.

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  • "Some financiers were trying to convince me to make her 25," Ms. Nadda said, adding that she cast Ms. Clarkson because "Patty has this kind of vulnerability and a regalness about her that I just loved."

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  • "He's gorgeous, he's charismatic and he's got a regalness to him even as a hit man," says Lawrence Bender, the film's producer.

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  • Ghlaghghee does in fact have a bit of a princess personality, so the fact a new cat has suctioned attention away from her regalness irks Her Fluffy Self to no end.

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  • Ghlaghghee does in fact have a bit of a princess personality, so the fact a new cat has suctioned attention away from her regalness irks Her Fluffy Self to no end.

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  • In the darkness through which he could see, Nylan studied her profile, chiseled against the darkness like that of a silver coin against black velvet, a profile almost of the Sybran girl-next-door, lacking the regalness that appeared whenever she was awake.

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  • "Liz" had been known, in a shortage of nurses, to be called into the mysterious room down the hall to assist; and on those occasions, in an all-enveloping white gown over her wrapper, with her hair under a cap, she outranked the queen herself in regalness and authority.

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  • Rodiya girls wander the country as dancers and jugglers, and their erect figures, elastic step, and regalness of carriage, would be envied by the proudest woman promenading Vanity Fair; some of them have faces so perfect in a classic way that a sculptor or painter might make himself famous by reproducing them.

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  • Think of Mamie Eisenhower's exuberant pink frocks in the can-do post-War '50s; Rosalynnn Carter's recycled gown in the down-in-the-dumps' 70s, Jackie Kennedy regalness in the everything-is-possible '60s.

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