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What we dignify by the name of reason is just as often a mere prompting of instinct.

And yet that is precisely what you dignify with the name of compensation.

Will it vindicate your memory, uphold your fame, and dignify your motives?

To elevate and dignify her is to elevate and dignify the world.

I 'm not even going to dignify this letter by replying to it.

Nothing could dignify Pradon's play, as nothing could really degrade that of Racine.

I can recollect no process which I should now dignify with the term of thought.

One bit of woodland, however, was beginning to dignify the valley.

To call it a room was to dignify it by a title to which it could lay no real claim.

A love so deep and sure, so broad and sweet—could it not dignify any woman's life?

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French dignifier, from Medieval Latin dignificare "make worthy," from Latin dignus (see dignity) + -ficare, from facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Related: Dignification; dignified; dignifying.

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