Definition: formal; ceremonious; grand in style or size; majestic
Definition: formal; ceremonious; grand in style or size; majestic
Sentences Containing 'stately'
People understood that Tellson's, in a stately way, tolerated the odd job man.
The stately residence of Monseigneur was altogether blighted and deserted.
His air was grave and stately, and his manners were very formal.
``There is something a little stately in him, to be sure,''replied her aunt,``but it is confined to his air, and is not unbecoming.
When I went to get a pail of water early in the morning I frequently saw this stately bird sailing out of my cove within a few rods.
For instance, it was a proud thing to be of the crew of such stately craft as the`Aleck Scott'or the`Grand Turk.'
Steamer after steamer falls into line, and the stately procession goes winging its flight up the river.
Brass bands bray Hail Columbia, huzza after huzza thunders from the shores, and the stately creatures go whistling by like the wind.
St. Louis is well equipped with stately and noble public buildings now, and the little church, which the people used to be so proud of, lost its importance a long time ago.
I said something about triangulation, once; the stately word pleased his ear; he inquired what it meant; I explained; after that he quietly and inoffensively ignored my name, and always called me Triangle.
When completed, the new Cotton Exchange will be a stately and beautiful building; massive, substantial, full of architectural graces; no shams or false pretenses or uglinesses about it anywhere.
And perhaps just at this happy stage of the proceedings, the stately figure of Captain Isaiah Sellers, that real and only genuine Son of Antiquity, would drift solemnly into the midst.
Here is a town of twelve or thirteen thousand population, with electric lighted streets, and with blocks of buildings which are stately enough, and also architecturally fine enough, to command respect in any city.
It is a fine thing for our architecture but too often we enjoy her stately fanes without giving her a grateful thought.
And those austere ones; those that foretold other men's deaths; those that were so proud and stately, where are they now?
Hath death dwelt with them otherwise, though so many and so stately whilst they lived, than it doth use to deal with any one particular man?
Don Quixote and Sancho mounted once more, and with the same music and acclamations reached their conductor's house, which was large and stately, that of a rich gentleman, in short; and there for the present we will leave them, for such is Cide Hamete's pleasure.
I have associated it, ever since, with the sunny street of Canterbury, dozing as it were in the hot light; and with the sight of its old houses and gateways, and the stately, grey Cathedral, with the rooks sailing round the towers.
It was difficult to realise as we looked at the line of fine shops and stately business premises that they really abutted on the other side upon the faded and stagnant square which we had just quitted.
A blank, through which the warriors of poetry and history march on in stately hosts that seem to have no end--and what comes next!
To this lady he presented me as his mother, and she gave me a stately welcome.
On the other hand, I would not have given her the name which I have the honour to bear"--he gave a little stately cough--"had not I thought her to be at bottom a noble woman.
"I am afraid that it will take wiser heads than yours or mine," he remarked, and bowing in a stately, old-fashioned manner he departed.
She sat upright in her arm-chair, with a stately, immovable, passionless air, that it seemed as if nothing could disturb.
She read it, in the same stately and impassive way,--untouched by its contents, as far as I could see,--and returned it to him.
She murmured, however, even in her reception of me, that she was out of her own chamber because its aspect was unsuited to her infirmity; and with her stately look repelled the least suspicion of the truth.
For, though Julia has a stately house, and mighty company, and sumptuous dinners every day, I see no green growth near her; nothing that can ever come to fruit or flower.
The starred and stately nights seemed haughty dames in jewelled velvets, nursing at home in lonely pride, the memory of their absent conquering Earls, the golden helmeted suns!
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.
Fonda made a stately exit, and Sullavan, composed and unconcerned, returned to her table and ate heartily.
The river Drentsche Aa flows past the village, nearby the "Huis te Glimmen" (House in Glimmen), a stately home on the site of a medieval castle.
Other attractions include the Elizabethan stately home, Cuckfield Park, to the west of the village.
Nearby is Duncraig Castle, a 19th-century stately home built by the Matheson family, who made their money in the opium trade.
An ode is a form of stately and elaborate lyrical verse.
After his death in 1930, the contents of the family's stately home were dispersed, and the building rented out.
Moreover, there is proof that the "Oberes Schloss" ("upper stately home") was already standing at this time.
Late in the 17th century, the Lower Stately Home came into being in its current form, somewhat like an open rectangle.
In addition to the thefts from stately homes the gang were involved in thefts from shops, cash machines and metal merchants.
The new building features large stately columns, white brick, and a large classical auditorium.
Several stately homes and NT properties are less than 30 minutes drive away.
Streets like Delaware Street were lined with large elm trees and stately homes.
Ingelmunster Castle () is a stately home in Ingelmunster, West Flanders, Belgium.
It is also rumored that Leroy Eccles build his larger and more stately house at 1029 25th Street in response to Mr. Bristol's house.
Malvina de Vere, a "stately lady of middle age and tragical demeanour" meets Jenny, now in her wedding dress.
The enormous number of stately homes turned the valley into one of the most important garden landscapes in Middle Europe.
Until 1909 the stately home continued to be the summer residence of the Prussians kings and German emperors, afterwards it was sold for 1,7 million Mark.
The song was performed at "a steady, stately pace, its groove punctuated by B.B.'s stinging runs and wailing, sustained notes".
English Renaissance gardens in a rectilinear formal design were a feature of the stately homes.
It has a stately look, that old building, indistinctly seen, as it is, among the umbrageous trees."
The flames spread rapidly, and of the stately pile there soon remained no more than the gaunt and blackened walls.
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