kingly kingly  /ˈkɪŋ li/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having the rank of or resembling or befitting a king

Usage(s):

  1. And so, whether a touch or a nod or a gaze, royal favor, like that of God, is not a subject's on demand; it is dispensed by kingly prerogative.
  2. The one-of-a-kind Lake Palace sets a lofty standard, but in India's wild western state, kingly living is commonplace.
  3. It's easy for the country's neighbors to see it as it was in its kingly past a helpless, compliant pawn in the geo-political games of others.

News

  • Corona: Renaissance Festival featuring magicians, lancers, jugglers concludes

    All dads will be treated to kingly entertainment this Father’s Day at the Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival in Corona, where knight jousts, pirate fights, archery competitions and other fare will be on display to give visitors an authentic taste of life in the 15th century.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Southwest Riverside News Network

Quotes

  1. They understood this promiscuous warmaking "to be the most oppressive of all kingly oppressions; and they naturally resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us," stated Lincoln.
    on Nov 23, 2006 By: Abraham Lincoln Source: Antiwar.com

  2. The history of man had illustrated Randolph's point dozens of times over, and as Benjamin Franklin warned, "there is a natural inclination in mankind to kingly government."
    on Aug 13, 2004 By: Benjamin Franklin Source: Lew Rockwell

  3. His "gorge rose at seeing Ellen grovelling on the floor, her head within an inch of Irving's kingly toes," Mr. Holroyd writes, and so the jealous Shaw attacked Irving mercilessly in the press.
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Michael Holroyd Source: Wall Street Journal

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