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characterized by elaborate but usually formal courtesy

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impressive in appearance

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of size and dignity suggestive of a statue

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refined or imposing in manner or appearance

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The row of return on the banquet side, let it be all stately galleries: in which galleries let there be three, or five, fine cupolas in the length of it, placed at equal distance; and fine colored windows of several works.
'Pray excuse him, madam,' said the Archbishop in a low stately voice; 'he is a very young man on liking, and we DON'T like him.'
Here the Archbishop of Greenwich coughed a stately cough to attract the attention of three of his ministers present, and staring at them, seemed to say: 'I call upon you by your fealty to believe this!'
Sir Leicester in a great chair looks at the file and appears to have a stately liking for the legal repetitions and prolixities as ranging among the national bulwarks.
Downward the figure came, with a stately and martial tread, and reaching the lowest stair was observed to be a tall man, booted and wrapped in a military cloak, which was drawn up around the face so as to meet the flapped brim of a laced hat.
Yet, as I glanced at the stately staircase down which the procession of the old governors had descended, and as I emerged through the venerable portal whence their figures had preceded me, it gladdened me to be conscious of a thrill of awe.
Making their way into one of the apartments, they beheld a richly-clad gentleman, seated in a stately chair, with gilding upon the carved work of its back, and a gilded lion's head at the summit.
She was a tall, spare, stately woman, with thick black hair, cold grey eyes, and extremely sallow complexion.
Nevertheless, Leviathan is of so mighty a magnitude, all his proportions are so stately, that the same deficiency which in the sculptured Jove were hideous, in him is no blemish at all.
A stately home and estate will celebrate 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria by letting guests explore the past.
Phil Spencer's Stately Homes SUNDAY, CHANNEL 4, 7PM Phil Spencer returns for another grand tour of Britain's magnificent stately homes.
Berkeley Parks tried spurring Stately-Albion into action, emailing in January saying: "This matter has become a serious issue and we would expect a reply from yourselves with a schedule of what Stately intends to do."
A STATELY home in Warwickshire is set to host a Classic Ibiza rave night - and it will feature an orchestra.
THE smell of oil and petrol wafted across the lush lawns of a Cleveland stately home at the end of a rally of yeasteryear vehicles.
CARRINGTONS Catering has been appointed as a preferred caterer at Grade I listed stately home Bodrhyddan Hall.