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
Lu showed her great dignity and strength in coming back from a serious stroke to continue living independently for many years.
It was drilled into them as a way to protect their dignity.
Posner is especially passionate about helping the Holocaust survivors, many who are frail and in their 90s, live the rest of their lives with dignity.
Bringing dignity to a brash age, Oscar gingerly managed Western land speculators and played confidante to their wives.
Before casting off every shred of dignity and abandoning itself to good-humored excess, the movie passes itself off as a reasonably serious science fiction movie.
Take away my freedom and my dignity, but do not take away my food.
But this new generation of providers gives me hope that people struggling with addiction can receive care that recognizes their dignity.
In one early scene, the nervous, tipsy members of the Central Committee vie to make Stalin laugh, whatever the cost to their dignity.
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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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