dignity


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a person's high standing among others

Synonyms for dignity

the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

formality in bearing and appearance

high office or rank or station

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Nothing is too small or too trifling to undergo this change, and acquire dignity thereby.
I will spare your courtesy, Sir Knight,'' said Rowena with dignity, and without unveiling herself;
It must be confessed that these observations apply with principal weight to the first case supposed -- that is, to a plurality of magistrates of equal dignity and authority a scheme, the advocates for which are not likely to form a numerous sect; but they apply, though not with equal, yet with considerable weight to the project of a council, whose concurrence is made constitutionally necessary to the operations of the ostensible Executive.
Anne arose, full of majesty, and as if touched by a spring, and looking at the cardinal with the haughty dignity which in the days of her youth had made her so powerful: "You are insulting me
There he continued serving his country during the struggle, in various civil capacities, and always with dignity and usefulness.
Herself the widow of only a knight, she gave the dignity of a baronet all its due; and Sir Walter, independent of his claims as an old acquaintance, an attentive neighbour, an obliging landlord, the husband of her very dear friend, the father of Anne and her sisters, was, as being Sir Walter, in her apprehension, entitled to a great deal of compassion and consideration under his present difficulties.
I am sometimes disposed to repent that I did not let Charles buy Vernon Castle, when we were obliged to sell it; but it was a trying circumstance, especially as the sale took place exactly at the time of his marriage; and everybody ought to respect the delicacy of those feelings which could not endure that my husband's dignity should be lessened by his younger brother's having possession of the family estate.
VIRTUE is like a rich stone, best plain set; and surely virtue is best, in a body that is comely, though not of delicate features; and that hath rather dignity of presence, than beauty of aspect.
Unkind people said that, like her Imperial namesake, she had won her way to success by strength of will and hardness of heart, and a kind of haughty effrontery that was somehow justified by the extreme decency and dignity of her private life.
He declares in ze manifessto zat he cannot fiew wiz indifference ze danger vreatening Russia and zat ze safety and dignity of ze Empire as vell as ze sanctity of its alliances.
Oliver Cromwell, though he despised the stage, could condescend to laugh at, and with, men of less dignity than actors.
As such you may not with dignity approach the shores of a foreign power in so crude a vessel as a dugout.
Yes," said the Horse; "if any remains out of what I am now eating I will give it you for the sake of my own superior dignity, and if you will come when I reach my own stall in the evening, I will give you a little sack full of barley.
It is very true," said the Poodle, with austere dignity, "that I am small; but, sir, I beg to observe that I am all dog.
king himself being attired with dignity, it took the world some