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Adjective

lordly (comparative lordlier or more lordly, superlative lordliest or most lordly)

Positive
lordly

Comparative
lordlier or more lordly

Superlative
lordliest or most lordly

  1. Appropriate for, or suitable to, a lord.
    Show us your lordly might, demonstrate that you can order people and get them to obey.

Quotations

  • 1849Charlotte Brontë, Shirley, chapter 27
    It had also its Hall, called the Priory - an older, a larger, a more lordly abode than any Briarfield or Whinbury owned;
  • 1897Bram Stoker, Dracula, chapter 27
    There was one great tomb more lordly than all the rest.

Adverb

lordly (comparative lordlier, superlative lordliest)

Positive
lordly

Comparative
lordlier

Superlative
lordliest

  1. In the manner of a lord. Showing command or nobility.
    • 1891, Sir Edwin Arnold, The Light of the World: Or, The Great Consummation,[1] Book I — “Mary Magdalene”, Funk & Wagnalls, page 56,
      [] / And Herod's painted pinnaces, ablaze / With lamps, and brazen shields and spangled slaves, / Came and went lordly at Tiberias; / []
    • 1925, Claude Kean, Stock Charges Against the Bible[2], published 2003, page 61,  
      Look at man, then, walking lordly amidst the gigantic flora and fauna of long ago; and see if seven, eight, nine hundred years do not sit serenely on his mighty brow.

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