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haughtiness
 n.  pride; arrogance; highness or loftiness
Classic Sentence: (70 in 5 pages)
1  Nothing could be more gracefully majestic than his step and manner, had they not been marked by a predominant air of haughtiness, easily acquired by the exercise of unresisted authority.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  Connie was so glad that he wasn't taking the pathetic line, she kept him up to as much haughtiness as possible.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
3  The kind tone of this answer, the sweet voice, the gentle manner, the absence of any accent of haughtiness or displeasure, took the girl completely by surprise, and she burst into tears.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
4  But only from life could Ellen's face have acquired its look of pride that had no haughtiness, its graciousness, its melancholy and its utter lack of humor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
5  Their rebuffs made her haughty; her haughtiness irritated them to franker rebuffs; they were working up to a state of painfully righteous war when they were saved by the coming of food.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
6  Like all upstarts, he had had recourse to a great deal of haughtiness to maintain his position.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
7  Most people would have termed her a splendid woman of her age: and so she was, no doubt, physically speaking; but then there was an expression of almost insupportable haughtiness in her bearing and countenance.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
8  But what contributed more than all to his success was his direct, equable manner with everyone, which very quickly made the majority of the noblemen reverse the current opinion of his supposed haughtiness.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 31
9  The people said: "There is a rich man who has not a haughty air."
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—SUMS DEPOSITED WITH LAFFITTE
10  He was stoical, serious, austere; a melancholy dreamer, humble and haughty, like fanatics.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
11  Erect, haughty, brilliant, he flaunted abroad in open day the superhuman bestiality of a ferocious archangel.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—JAVERT SATISFIED
12  The curious thing is the haughty, superior, and compassionate airs which this groping philosophy assumes towards the philosophy which beholds God.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—THE ABSOLUTE GOODNESS OF PRAYER
13  One day, a haughty cook, a cordon bleu, of the lofty race of porters, presented herself.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER V—BASQUE AND NICOLETTE
14  s the society was superior, taste was exquisite and haughty, under the cover of a great show of politeness.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—REQUIESCANT
15  He had an affable and haughty air, and a mouth which was always smiling, since it did not shut.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—HOW FROM A BROTHER ONE BECOMES A FATHER
Example Sentence:
1  When she realized that Darcy believed himself too good to dance with his inferiors, Elizabeth took great offense at his haughtiness.
2  "Indeed, mama, but you can -- and will," pronounced the haughty voice of Blanche, as she turned round on the piano-stool.
3  I was called smug and haughty for simply not following this personal soap opera.
4  "Indeed, mama, " pronounced the haughty voice of Blanche, as she turned round on the piano-stool; where till now she had sat silent, apparently examining sundry sheets of music.