stateliness


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Synonyms for stateliness

an elaborate manner of doing something

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impressiveness in scale or proportion

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No eyelashes could be more beautiful than Hetty's; and now, while she walks with her pigeonlike stateliness along the room and looks down on her shoulders bordered by the old black lace, the dark fringe shows to perfection on her pink cheek.
"Let me be a lady a moment longer," replied Hepzibah, with a manner of antique stateliness to which a melancholy smile lent a kind of grace.
The ghost of beauty, the ghost of stateliness, the ghost of elegance, the ghost of pride, the ghost of frivolity, the ghost of wit, the ghost of youth, the ghost of age, all waiting their dismissal from the desolate shore, all turning on him eyes that were changed by the death they had died in coming there.
"Good-bye, my son," she answered with a bow of strained stateliness.
He went hastily down, and was followed by a dignified person, dressed in a purple velvet suit with very rich embroidery; his demeanor would have possessed much stateliness, only that a grievous fit of the gout compelled him to hobble from stair to stair, with contortions of face and body.
They rode to the top of Oxford Street, and there alighting, dived in among the great streets of melancholy stateliness, and the little streets that try to be as stately and succeed in being more melancholy, of which there is a labyrinth near Park Lane.
The superior stateliness, if not the superior generalship, of the Analytical prevails over a man who is as nothing off the box; and the Coachman, yielding up his salver, retires defeated.
This stateliness might smack of a deconstruction but plays more like an experiment, taking older genre staples and putting them in new environments and seeing if they'll survive.
Hammershoi loved these rooms for their stateliness, worn a little at the edges, and for the large windows letting in the cold northern European light.
For the umpteenth time, please understand and value that a wise leader is not afraid to sacrifice stateliness and poise in order to make a personal connection with the people in the organization.
To violate its noble traditions and to stoop down to petty politics, street violence, discriminative and divisive ways, is to become a matter of scoff in the eyes of the world, along with losing its stateliness even within.
The two reminded me of Britain's queen and its newest royal: Queen Elizabeth II radiates regal stateliness, American Meghan Markle stylish panache.
It was a theater of such "heavy grandeur" that it bore an "absolute intolerance of small things"; for though its immense scale "dwarfed the figures of the actors" in purely physical terms, this reality actually "upraised to a lofty plane of solemn stateliness" their performance.
Zimmer wants neither recovery, nor even so much revival (if we understand by such terms a nationalistic project), but something that would bestow an aura of stateliness upon a contemporary, but non-industrial and non-Western, indigenous people.
She has a strong sense of duty and diligence and dispatches her official business with great candor, efficiency, and stateliness. Reigning for over six decades and a half in the face of tremendous global and societal changes and developments, she has managed to maintain respect and dignity for the throne.