adjective (statelier, stateliest)
- 1Impressive or grand in size, appearance, or manner: a stately 19th-century mansionMore example sentences
- The Cathedral itself was just as beautiful, in a more grand and stately manner.
- Before long, Hoffman found himself in the grand lobby of a stately mansion.
- They are released now by officials anxious to dispel the myth that bishops, some of whom still occupy grand palaces and stately castles, enjoy a life of luxury.
- 1.1Slow, formal, and dignified: a stately processionMore example sentences
- The Lord of the course strut, a slow and stately stride, proclaiming for all to see that the 18th fairway is indeed his sovereign territory.
- I can now work through Bach's Minuet in G major, BWV 114 without errors, though at a stately, slow pace.
- In France, the dance became slower and more stately, as did the sarabande on its removal to France from Spain.
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- At a universal level both the Sun and Leo are associated with royalty, majesty, stateliness, dignity, and authority.
- It is wisdom we need in a leader more than stateliness.
- The queen has, in a way, always, curiously for the last 50 years, had to share her stateliness with her mother, the queen mother with all her magnetic powers of popular attraction.