What does the word dignity mean?

Usage examples for 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 by H. Irving Hancock
  2. Bless my dignity ... – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  3. " Why, no," said Grandfather Nat, with some dignity. – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison