Examples of stately in a Sentence
the governor watched with stately aloofness as his wife charmed the party guests
a stately dowager in an evening gown
Recent Examples of stately from the Web
Martha Teichner is our guide: Savannah -- stately, sensual, sultry … and slightly spooky, as the city gets in the mood for Halloween.
The property, at 620 Ursulines Ave., is a stately mansion, with a stucco-over-brick façade the color of buttercream.
The other six populations are nonmutators; these guys accumulate mutations at a much more stately pace.
Inside the capitol, amid the sweeping stairways and stately portraits of governors, fired-up protestors swarm the halls and crowd into an outdoor rotunda, shouting at each other about fetuses.
And prancing along the route will be the stately steeds of the Arlington Police Department mounted unit.
So did the serene Aman and the stately Ca Maria Adele, a small palazzo in which each guest room is lavishly decorated in a distinctly different style.
While plain bologna on white bread was (and continues to be) standard lunch box fare, those with an extra few minutes got fancy with fried bologna and melted American cheese on toast slicked with stately Dijon mustard.
She was raised in Lickleyhead Castle, a stately medieval castle in Insch, Scotland.
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First Known Use of stately
Synonymsaugust, distingué, distinguished, imposing, portly, solemn, staid, dignified
Antonymsflighty, frivolous, giddy, goofy, silly, undignified
Related Wordsdecorous, proper, seemly; grave, grim, po-faced [British], sober, somber (or sombre); aristocratic, elegant, elevated, handsome, lordly, magisterial, majestic, noble
Near Antonymscoarse, crass, crude, improper, indecent, uncouth, unseemly, vulgar
Synonym Discussion of stately
- a grand staircase
- magnificent paintings
- an imposing edifice
- the stately procession
- a majestic waterfall
- grandiose hydroelectric projects
- grandiose schemes
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