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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUGUSTNESS

The child murmured, Let me stay in the bright presence of your Augustness.

Augustness, how should such a lady carry in her arms a bundle of firewood?

Augustness, nothing but the country wench and moon and snow.

Augustness, nothing but the harsh voice of the wood-cutter's daughter.

Augustness, the dull eyes of this slave are blinded with beauty.

But neither consolidation nor augustness are decisive marks of truth.

In ten minutes more, without fail, the water will be at right heat for your augustness.

And His Augustness Izanagi wept aloud, dropping his tears upon her feet and upon her pillow.

And the augustness only vanished with the light of the new lamps I lighted before Shijiro's tablet.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Latin augustus "venerable, majestic, magnificent, noble," probably originally "consecrated by the augurs, with favorable auguries" (see augur (n.)); or else "that which is increased" (see augment).

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