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
His response: To hold his head high, stiffen his back and soldier on with dignity and confidence.
Oh, the offense of someone standing in their truth and wanting dignity and humanity.
Buying For Value Philosopher-designer Brunello Cucinelli runs his company in Umbria, Italy with radical kindness and creates his sublime clothes in an environment of love, dignity—and really good cheese.
The musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s 1982 novel about a downtrodden woman’s struggle for love and dignity in 1930s Georgia opens Tuesday for a short run at the Fisher Theatre.
Let it be known: The assembled law enforcement in Cleveland, Ohio, were the only ones walking out of that mess with any dignity.
Silverthorne’s photographs from the morgue allow the dead a good deal of dignity, even in this coldly forensic setting.
This year’s ceremony will benefit MPTF, which supports the entertainment community in living and aging well, with dignity and purpose, and in helping each other in times of need.
But the university itself should not be one big intellectual safe space; protecting students’ dignity is not the same as protecting them from challenges to their ideas.
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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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