Usage examples for stately

  1. In silence the people parted to make way for her, and, not hesitating a moment, she paced up to the King, her head thrown slightly back, proud, stately of bearing, as though she were a queen. – The White Shield by Bertram Mitford
  2. He stood watching her stately progress till the higher buildings farther down the town shut her from his sight; then picked his way through the washing and went down to his room to get his hat. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  3. I joined them in the parlor, and soon we had as stately a tree growing there as was in any home of joy that night in the river counties. – The-Brick-Moon-and-Other-Stories by Hale, Edward Everett
  4. The house was dignified mansion, full of stately old furniture, and if it had not been for its owner's cheery hospitality it would have been rather awe- inspiring to a little girl like Polly. – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd
  5. The stately animal had stopped washing her face and was looking at him curiously. – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  6. Jasper opened the curtains and came in, greeting Prosper in his stately, charming fashion. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  7. Instead of the fortifications and rude huts which Alfred had erected during his time of need, there rose the stately walls of a monastery. – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison
  8. When she entered the room where he was, she saw him rise with a stately bow. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  9. " That is extremely likely," said the mother of Mr. Maurice, drawing herself up in a stately fashion. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  10. The house was not stately, nor very convenient. – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke
  11. I was now sensible of a long- drawn, stately, solemn kind of heaving motion in the schooner, which I put down to the rolling of the ice on which she rested; and this convinced me that the mass in whose hollow she had been fixed had broken away and was afloat and riding upon the swell that under- ran the billows. – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell
  12. " Now, let me tell you something," he said, leading Mary Louise to a seat beneath a beautiful tree in a large garden close by a stately castle. – The Iceberg Express by David Magie Cory
  13. A stately ice stair was carried up from the ice to the starboard gunwale. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  14. Stately, formal, slightly rigid, decidedly cold, it suggested to the visitor that he would receive the courtesy to which his social position entitled him, and nothing more. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  15. " These gentlemen," said Michael, with a stately courtesy which, to do him justice, he could assume with perfect grace and ease, " are the loyalest and most devoted of your Majesty's servants, and are my very faithful and attached friends." – The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  16. The Ristigouche is a noble stream, stately and swift and strong. – Little Rivers A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness by Henry van Dyke
  17. The carriage passed into the court of a stately mansion. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  18. He bowed to her with stately grace. – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  19. And then they all marched out of the room, each with his own glass, Mr. Moulder leading the way with stately step. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope