lordly lordly

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or befitting a lord
  2. (adj) having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

Usage(s):

  1. But they were vagabonds, getting by on good looks, lordly manners and copious spending.
  2. Connected with the main building of the American Museum of Natural History, this memorial is a vast hall which presents to the street a lordly Roman entrance arch.
  3. The lordly violin and its less illustrious relatives in the string family are in trouble.

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  1. "The one thing you have to remember was the origin of the rivalry, which would be the Brooklyn Dodgers -- the hapless trolley Dodgers, the borough that elicited laughs whenever mentioned -- and the lordly pinstripers in the Bronx," said Scully,...
    on Jun 17, 2004 By: Vin Scully Source: AtlantaBraves.com

  2. "I think it's important that there's actually a name for eye gunk - mucopolysaccharide," Leyner said. "Let's share that information. But without striking a tone of lordly authority."
    on Sep 11, 2005 By: Mark Leyner Source: Nashua Telegraph

  3. Markham wrote, "When he fell, in whirlwind he went, as when a lordly cedar, green with boughs, goes with a great shout upon the hills and leaves a lonesome place against the sky".
    on Jul 5, 2008 By: Edwin Markham Source: YourHub.com

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