loftily loftily

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a lofty manner

Usage(s):

  1. Hitherto Congress has loftily insisted that the separatist talk is merely a threat which would not be strongly supported among India's great 80,000,000 Moslem minority.
  2. He talked loftily of starting his house-cleaning in the Department of Justice, of which he was technically a member.

News

  • Sweet Verse: 'House of the Poet' is Built Around 'Dreaming, Living, Dying'

    Photo via Architizer We all get a little carried away sometimes. When it comes to describing houses, this often takes the form of over-enthused brokerbabble, but, occasionally, architects themselves explain their structures in language so loftily-wrought that it transcends...
    on January 3, 2014     Source: Curbed

Quotes

  • "Resplendently poetic and loftily sorrowing," Updike calls the book, which tells the story of a man, born in San Francisco in 1871, who ages in reverse.
    on Feb 3, 2004 By: John Updike Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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