Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Lofty; dignified.

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Usage examples "stately":

  1. All these retired in turn when they asked to have a fire lighted in the stove, without which Mrs. March would never have taken the fine stately rooms, and sent back a pretty young girl to do it. - "Their Silver Wedding Journey", William Dean Howells.
  2. The professor himself was deeply grieved, and no less so his stately little lady, for to both of them Dick was as a son. - "The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies", Ralph Connor.
  3. It was a special thing for this sister who had been a stately young lady of twenty when he was a bad little boy of ten. - "Mary Wollaston", Henry Kitchell Webster.