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
Yes, the service can be uneven—veering between over-attentive and indifferent—but the 80-foot pool, with its view over Santa Teresa’s stately villas to the glittering waters of Guanabara Bay, and lush gardens more than make up for it.
His legendarily stately home was destroyed in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina when floodwaters swamped the Lower Ninth Ward, wiping out most of his possession and forcing a helicopter evacuation by the Coast Guard.
The entranceway is flanked by a stately living room with bay window and fireplace.
Eucalyptus Avenue, San Carlos: The 1900 block of Eucalyptus has many stately homes with beautiful and tasteful displays.
The stately Victorians, like a gingerbread dream come to life.
That’s the formula until the arrival of Alma (Vicky Krieps), an émigré waitress Reynolds brings from the countryside to London, installing her in his stately townhome as his muse and lover.
The sight of this formal, stately machine heaving to a stop at the curb will freeze outdoor diners with their forks in the air.
Its stately rhythms are restoratively and profoundly satisfying, the perfect antidote to a jangled year.
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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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