State"ly, a. [Compar. Statelier (?); superl. Stateliest.]

Evincing state or dignity; lofty; majestic; grand; as, statelymanners; a stately gait.

"The stately homes of England!" Mrs. Hemans. "Filled with stately temples." Prescott.

Here is a stately style indeed! Shak.

Syn. -- Lofty; dignified; majestic; grand; august; magnificent.


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State"ly, adv.

Majestically; loftily.



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