- The eighth month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the last month of summer: the sultry haze of late August [as modifier]: an August cold snapMore example sentences
- In August of the same year he organized an unprecedented summer school in Vienna.
- Of the six women to die in the 12 months to August, an inquest on only one has been held to date.
- He will return to his base in two weeks' time before taking a month off in August.
Old English, from Latin augustus 'consecrated, venerable'; named after Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor.
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- Respected and impressive: she was in august companyMore example sentences
- Perhaps you mean that we need the moral imprimatur of this august and esteemed body.
- I suspect that the good Rabbie, who also enjoyed partaking of strong alcohol, would have been in his element surrounded by such an august body of men.
- This august body has been set up to help promote independent Glasgow restaurants and the culinary delights to be discovered therein.
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- Darwin may rest augustly beside Sir Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey, while Wallace lies modestly in the little cemetery in Broadstone.
- But Her Majesty openly rendered to Diana the sort of augustly understated nod that her top courtiers offer her day by day.
mid 17th century: from French auguste or Latin augustus 'consecrated, venerable'.