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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STATELINESS

I have explored its large and little streets, its stateliness and its slums.

We marched along like this with all the stateliness and solemnity of camels!

I prefer a tendency to stateliness to an excess of fellowship.

The stateliness of her figure completed the impression of a Roman matron.

Where's dignity, leisure, stateliness; where's Art and Eloquence?

A vision of Cecilia swam before him, gracious in stateliness.

The stateliness of the youth struck me: he held himself like an emperor.

It has a stateliness which makes it well adapted to dignified themes.

The sugar in her mouth did not impair the stateliness of her manner and utterance.

"That could never matter," Walter said, with some stateliness.

WORD ORIGIN

"noble, splendid," late 14c., from state (n.1) in a sense of "costly and imposing display" (such as benefits a person of rank and wealth), early 14c.; a sense also preserved in the phrase to lie in state "to be ceremoniously exposed to view before interment" (1705). Hence also stateroom.

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