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 Meanings and Examples of DIGNITY
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dignity
 n.  quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect.
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  As valet, he kept Gerald's bedroom in order, and, as butler, he served the meals with dignity and style, but otherwise he pretty well let matters follow their own course.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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2  She quickly brought order, dignity and grace into Gerald's household, and she gave Tara a beauty it had never had before.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  There was a brief interval of whispering, and Pork entered, his usual dignity gone, his eyes rolling and his teeth a-gleam.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  She was self-possessed and walked with a dignity that surpassed even Mammy's, for Mammy had acquired her dignity and Dilcey's was in her blood.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  She knew it was beneath the dignity of quality white folks to pay the slightest attention to what a darky said when she was just grumbling to herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  She knew that to uphold this dignity, they must ignore what she said, even if she stood in the next room and almost shouted.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  Scarlett loved Twelve Oaks even more than Tara, for it had a stately beauty, a mellowed dignity that Gerald's house did not possess.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  But for all her plainness of feature and smallness of stature, there was a sedate dignity about her movements that was oddly touching and far older than her seventeen years.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  Instead, she walked out of the room with such dignity as she could summon and banged the heavy door behind her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  He leaped up and for a moment she thought he was going to cut a caper, before dignity claimed him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  Melanie, bonneted and shawled, sedate in newly acquired matronly dignity, hung on his arm and the entire personnel of Tara, black and white, turned out to see Ashley off to the war.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  Her recent graduation from a skinny pickaninny with brief skirts and stiffly wrapped braids into the dignity of a calico dress and starched white turban was an intoxicating affair.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  Oh, it wasn't fair that she should have to sit here primly and be the acme of widowed dignity and propriety when she was only seventeen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  "I have nothing more to say to you, Captain Butler," she said as formally as she could, trying to draw the rags of her dignity about her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  Ellen had hinted before the wedding that marriage was something women must bear with dignity and fortitude, and the whispered comments of other matrons since her widowhood had confirmed this.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  The sum ofbehavior is to retain a man's own dignity, without in -truing upon the liberty ofothers.
2  The sum of behaviour is to retain a man's own dignity, without intruding upon the liberty of others.
3  He felt what he was being asked to do took away his dignity and self-respect.
4  We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity.
5  She doesn't stand on her dignity and treat the rest of us as servants.
6  Why take dignity to retain a changed heart.
7  They added color and dignity to our program and made the day a day to remember, and we are truly grateful.
8  The Director didn't stand on her dignity; she helped clear up after the party.
9  Only a truly free person has human dignity.
10  On Friday he showed neither decency nor dignity.
11  Although she is very poor, she has not lost her dignity.
12  They thought whatever wrongs had been done under his leadership, he had the right to retire with dignity.
13  Her color photographs describe a special kind of aristocrat, one with innate dignity and nobility.
14  In my view, death in anonymity is the ultimate insult to human dignity.
15  Standing on his dignity, he refused to demean himself by replying to the offensive letter.