Part of speech: noun

Grave or stately bearing.

Part of speech: noun

High rank or position; distinction; excellence; worth.

Part of speech: noun

A dignitary.

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Usage examples "dignity":

  1. With a boat like the 'Dodger, ' which carries so few men, the commanding officer cannot stand on his dignity and refuse to stand watch. - "Dave Darrin's Fourth Year at Annapolis", H. Irving Hancock.
  2. Bless my dignity ... - "Home Life in Germany", Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick.
  3. " Why, no," said Grandfather Nat, with some dignity. - "The Hole in the Wall", Arthur Morrison.