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 Meanings and Examples of STATELY
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stately
 a.  majestic; impressive, as in size or proportions
Classic Sentence: (178 in 12 pages)
1  Eleven, and the more stately tread of the landlady passed my door, bound for the same destination.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
2  She supervised the meal officially, but implied that in her own stately person she considered lunch a weakness.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI
3  She made him her stately curtsey in the garden, one morning before breakfast.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
4  On the other hand, the stately form of the Norman appeared to dilate in magnitude, like that of the eagle, which ruffles up its plumage when about to pounce on its defenceless prey.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
5  And so saying he imitated the solemn and stately deportment of a friar, and departed to execute his mission.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
6  Let the old tree wither," continued Cedric, "so the stately hope of the forest be preserved.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
7  His stature was tall, and his gait, undepressed by age and toil, was erect and stately.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
8  When Coeur-de-Lion and his retinue approached this rude yet stately building, it was not, as at present, surrounded by external fortifications.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
9  And one by one, like the stately homes, they were abandoned.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
10  Now they are pulling down the stately homes, the Georgian halls are going.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
11  But tha mun dress thysen, all go back to thy stately homes of England, how beautiful they stand.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 15
12  Yes, ma'am, indeed," replied the other, with a stately simper, "there will be some satisfaction in looking on now, and I think it was rather a pity they should have been obliged to part.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
13  He was a tall and stately person, scrupulously dressed, with a drawn, thin face, and a nose which was grotesquely curved and long.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
14  Such was the stately presence who looked stonily at us from the centre of Dr. Huxtable's hearthrug.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
15  He greeted us with a stately courtesy and seated himself at his desk, his red beard streaming down on the table.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
Example Sentence: (90 in 7 pages)
16  Each of the fifty states casts electoral college votes equal to the number of its delegates in Congress.
17  The federal government has devolved responsibility for welfare to the states.
18  The federal government apportioned money among the states.
19  Many legal issues are within the competence of individual states rather than the federal government.
20  The Gulf states include Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
21  We shall soon see that some good search algorithms involve remembering many states.
22  Many states bordering on the EU are eager to join.
23  California is vying with other states to capture a piece of the growing communications market.
24  Some of the member states wanted a tighter union rather than the loose confederation that developed.
25  Representatives of the member states will be meeting next week.
26  Some weeks ago I recommended to EU member states that we should have discussions with the Americans.
27  Britain is one of the member states of the European Union.
28  The meeting ended with a pledge to step up cooperation between the six states of the region.
29  Nevertheless, they represent a considerable achievement by all the member states.
30  The women visited cities in seven states.