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
This clan carries themselves with dignity, says please and thank-you, has an unstoppable work ethic and never has tweeted out a picture of or commented on anyone’s backside publicly.
Atlanta has NeNe, New York has the Countess Luann, Orange County has the dignity of being patient zero and not much else — but of all the Housewives, across America, Vanderpump has emerged at the forefront.
Humans that are stripped of their dignity despite their role in our society will not participate positively but will become hopeless and destructive to that community.
Simply creating a plan provides some dignity, which is a powerful combatant to the doldrums.
My dear, you have been stripped of your dignity and authority, publicly shamed, and confined to the Red Keep.
But please do not defend their dignity based a single blip of candor which is WAY outside the norm for both.
The resolution promises that the South Windsor Democratic Party will work to safeguard the civil rights and the dignity of all residents.
Like Venus Williams, Muguruza has an innate dignity on court: shoulders back, head held high and an unhurried walk between points.
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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
DIGNITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dignity 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
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