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  • adjective comparative form of stately: more stately

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Examples

  • Where the pinot noir was a young, sassy wine, the merlot was a little statelier -- dry and elegant, with more pronounced tannins and a smooth finish.

    Tony Sachs: Ecco Domani's Trio Of Wines And The Luxe Lab Bash

  • The chief cow of the herd, who carries the bouquets and garlands, and leads the rest to the chalet, has not a statelier pace.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Ryan finds herself wandering through the nicer part of the neighborhood, where the houses are a bit statelier, the yards well-groomed and endless, the driveways long and curving.

    The Comeback Season

  • Ryan finds herself wandering through the nicer part of the neighborhood, where the houses are a bit statelier, the yards well-groomed and endless, the driveways long and curving.

    The Comeback Season

  • Ryan finds herself wandering through the nicer part of the neighborhood, where the houses are a bit statelier, the yards well-groomed and endless, the driveways long and curving.

    The Comeback Season

  • Ryan finds herself wandering through the nicer part of the neighborhood, where the houses are a bit statelier, the yards well-groomed and endless, the driveways long and curving.

    The Comeback Season

  • Her speeches, too, are self-revealing — sterner, stiffer, statelier, as if the face she brought to the podium had to be different from the one she brought to her computer each morning.

    Why We Miss Susan Sontag, Volume I

  • I fancied her very walk was quieter, her whole figure statelier and more graceful ...

    First Love

  • I was forced, in short, to put on a statelier and more reserved appearance than usual, to make them avoid acts of complaisance for one another, that might not be proper to be shewn before me, for one who sat as my companion, to my servant.

    Pamela

  • Over time, as the gentry multiplied, statelier homes demanded something more than just a hidden pot.

    Flushed

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