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kingly


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kingly  \King"ly\,  adv 
  In  a  kingly  or  kinglike  manner.  --Shak. 
 
  Low  bowed  the  rest;  he  kingly,  did  but  nod.  --Pore. 
 
  Note:  Although  this  citation,  one  from  Paradise  Lost,  and  one 
  from  Shakespeare's  ll4th  Sonnet  are  given  by 
  lexicographers  as  examples  of  adverbial  use  it  is  by 
  no  means  clear  that  the  word  is  not  an  adjective  in 
  each  instance. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kingly  \King"ly\,  a.  [Compar.  {Kinglier};  superl.  {Kingliest}.] 
  Belonging  to  suitable  to  or  becoming,  a  king; 
  characteristic  of  resembling,  a  king;  directed  or 
  administered  by  a  king;  monarchical;  royal;  sovereign;  regal; 
  august;  noble;  grand.  ``Kingly  magnificence.''  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney.  ``A  kingly  government.''  --Swift.  ``The  kingly 
  couch.''  --Shak. 
 
  The  kingliest  kings  are  crowned  with  thorn.  --G. 
  Massey. 
 
  Leave  kingly  backs  to  cope  with  kingly  cares  --Cowper. 
 
  Syn:  Regal;  royal;  monarchical;  imperial;  august;  sovereign; 
  noble;  splendid. 
 
  Usage:  {Kingly},  {Regal}.  Kingly  is  Anglo-Saxon,  and  refers 
  especially  to  the  character  of  a  king;  regal  is  Latin, 
  and  now  relates  more  to  his  office.  The  former  is 
  chiefly  used  of  dispositions,  feelings,  and  purposes 
  which  are  kinglike;  as  kingly  sentiments;  kingly 
  condescension;  ``  a  kingly  heart  for  enterprises.'' 
  --Sir  P.  Sidney.  The  latter  is  oftener  applied  to 
  external  state,  pomp,  etc.;  as  regal  state,  regal 
  title,  etc  This  distinction  is  not  observed  by  our 
  early  writers,  but  is  gaining  ground. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kingly 
  adj  :  having  the  rank  of  or  resembling  or  befitting  a  king; 
  "symbolizing  kingly  power";  "the  murder  of  his  kingly 
  guest"  [syn:  {kinglike}] 




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