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- n. The quality or state of being stately
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being stately.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or quality of being stately; loftiness of mien or manner; majestic appearance; dignity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. impressiveness in scale or proportion
- n. an elaborate manner of doing something
… She had a dignity so natural and certain that it deserved the name of stateliness.
The composition is specially beautiful, the sides are well-balanced, while the two mounted soldiers on either side (notwithstanding their characteristically badly-drawn horses) give the scene a ceremonious stateliness, which is very impressive.
He isn't pompous, but he's acquired a kind of stateliness of manner that's made
Mrs. Gladwyne made a picture, she thought, sitting with the dainty china in her beautiful hands; she possessed the grace and something of the stateliness which is associated with the old régime.
He was a tall, lounging fellow, rather clumsy in his movements, but with a kind of stateliness about him; he looked, and was, old for his years.
There were observations about the "stateliness" of events at the White House and the propriety of Florence Harding's wardrobe.
The difficulty, of course, isn't the "stateliness", it's the money.
Every mangled limb, every shattered facade, every act of conditioned violence stage-whispers “Sacrifice” amid the gently weeping sound track and the faded – Saturday Evening Post color palette, with the overall effect evoking stateliness, esteem, even nostalgia — emotional luxuries that only a comfortable remove can give to the hectic, terrifying nature of combat.
She reports, for example, that of all who attain the stately age of 85, fully half will have that stateliness snuffed out by Alzheimer's; and, more wretched news, there is a strong chance they will also end up in a nursing home with some other dread medical affliction or other.
But stateliness is redeemed by Cleese's affection for his co-stars of yesteryear, and his gratitude that opportunity came his way.