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
The full-back was probably the only player to emerge from the Wolves game with any dignity, and proved to be defensively dependable against Fulham and Birmingham.
Cohn was said to want the job, which might have made trading his career, dignity, and reputation to work for a moron all worth it.
Cities and states shouldn't give up their dignity for it.
That’s not someone that stands with dignity, pride, respect, honor.
Right to be treated with dignity and respect and the right to access fair, safe, and accurate treatment and information regardless of our legal status, past criminal history, or classifications given by the state.
The Air Force strives to create a climate of dignity and respect for all.
Many on Wall Street presumed that Cohn that thrown aside his dignity, career, and good name for the chance to grab at the brass ring.
During a February 2016 inspection, state records show the home was cited for not providing proper treatments to prevent new bedsores and not respecting residents’ dignity.
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Origin and Etymology of dignity
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsclass, rank, fashion, quality, standing, state
Related Wordsgentility, gentleness, nobility, nobleness; grandness, highness, loftiness; distinction, dominance, precedence, preeminence, primacy, superiority; caste, station, status; preferment
Near Antonymsdebasement, degradation; subordinateness, subordination; baseness, commonness, inferiority, lowliness, lowness
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