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 Meanings and Examples of DIGNITARY
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dignitary
 n.  an important or influential person, and often overbearing
Classic Sentence:
1  Several domestics, whose dress held various proportions betwixt the richness of their master's, and the coarse and simple attire of Gurth the swine-herd, watched the looks and waited the commands of the Saxon dignitary.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  Among the latter was the Prior of Jorvaulx, in the most gallant trim which a dignitary of the church could venture to exhibit.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
3  The Grand Master proposed that the last duty should be performed, and the distinguished dignitary who bore the title of "Collector of Alms" went round to all the brothers.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV
4  Speranski related how at the Council that morning a deaf dignitary, when asked his opinion, replied that he thought so too.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XVIII
5  This was the time for Wemmick to produce a little kettle, a tray of glasses, and a black bottle with a porcelain-topped cork, representing some clerical dignitary of a rubicund and social aspect.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVII
6  Bolkonski was invited everywhere, and had to spend the whole morning calling on the principal Austrian dignitaries.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XII
7  One person, better dressed than the rest, seemed to know everyone and mentioned by name the greatest dignitaries of the day.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XIV
8  Three rows of benches on each side and six rows in front of him were occupied by the dignitaries of the town and by the parents of the pupils.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
9  At the end were the signatures of the high dignitaries who had signed it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
10  The queen remained for a short time to receive the compliments of the city dignitaries and to reply to the salutations of the ladies.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 22 THE BALLET OF LA MERLAISON
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