Examples of dignity in a Sentence
- Jenny Daggers links feminist critiques and interreligious dialogue, arguing that our failure to treat people of other traditions with dignity matches in deed and rhetoric our inability to see that women are full and equal members of the community. —Francis X. Clooney, Commonweal, 11 Sept. 2009
- When King spoke about the racist past, he gloried in black people beating the odds to win equal rights by arming "ourselves with dignity and self-respect." —Juan Williams, Wall Street Journal, 4 Apr. 2008
- The period just after the Revolutionary War (1780-1820) was a time to project hard-won dignity, not show off. Federal interiors featured muted wall colors … and delicately carved or inlaid decoration. —Kelly Beamon, This Old House, March 2008
- Roger was beaming. His creased fat face literally shone with pleasure, which, for the sake of dignity, he struggled to contain. —Alice Adams, The Story and Its Writer, 1987
- Every speaker tries to create a love affair with his or her audience. But when the phenomenon called Maya Angelou takes the lectern at Pensacola (Florida) Junior College, she does not so much speak to the audience as "embrace" it. She sings, reads verse, thunders oratorically, even dances. Standing a majestic six feet tall and gifted with a resonant voice and … dignity, she is a poet, preacher, performer extraordinaire. —Cheryl McCall, People, 8 Mar. 1982
She showed dignity in defeat.
The ceremony was conducted with great dignity.
Theirs is a country that cherishes freedom and human dignity.
Recent Examples of dignity from the Web
There, staff and volunteers cheer the migrants’ arrival, providing a bit of dignity to people with little else.
To me what socialism means is to guarantee a basic level of dignity.
Being treated with respect and dignity and being heard, that goes further than any policy.
The court reiterated the importance of the rights and dignity of LGBT individuals to be free from discrimination.
Raised by his grandmother in a community revolving around the local black church, Talley grew up instilled with a sense of dignity and a knowledge about how to dress properly for an occasion.
The dignity and well-being of flight attendants and the safety of all travelers depend on it.
But Comey shed a layer of dignity by letting his anger at Trump get the better of him, in the end undercutting his case against the president.
Even the few Negroes who realize economic security do not attain respect and dignity, because on upper levels discrimination closes different doors to them.
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DIGNITY Defined for English Language Learners
: a way of appearing or behaving that suggests seriousness and self-control
: the quality of being worthy of honor or respect
DIGNITY Defined for Kids
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