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 residual Romanticism gives surprising pathos and dignity to the Dong’s ode.
Dutton imbued Roc with a fierce work ethic and played him with great dignity.
There’s a dignity to be found in that kind of persistence, almost a kind of everyday heroism.
Catholic Charities’ mission is to provide compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families, and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.
The ruling conservative party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who is the president’s twin brother, said the black stone monument, bearing the names of the 96 victims, stands for national dignity.
The film follows Marina (played by transgender actress Daniela Vega) in a quiet rebellion for dignity against condescension and relentless humiliation.
Almost everyone who is poor longs for the dignity of a job.
For every police officer or white official who questions a black person’s actions, we are taught that our desire for dignity can easily be met with death.
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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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