augustly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

august +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

augustly (comparative more augustly, superlative most augustly)

  1. In an august or awe-inspiring manner.
    • 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman[1]:
      For surely, sir, you will not assert, that a duty can be binding which is not founded on reason? If, indeed, this be their destination, arguments may be drawn from reason; and thus augustly supported, the more understanding women acquire, the more they will be attached to their duty, comprehending it []
    • 1880, Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad, Chapter 49,[2]
      St. Mark’s is perfect. To me it soon grew to be so nobly, so augustly ugly, that it was difficult to stay away from it, even for a little while.
    • 1950, Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast, London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, Chapter 18,
      Deliberately, almost ‘augustly,’ the gowned and mortar-boarded figures followed one another through the great red turnstile and filed into the chamber beyond.
  2. In a royal or regal manner.
    • 1925, Graham Martyr, Dai Nihon, page 189:
      On His Majesty's arrival, the wine was respectfully presented to him, when the Sovereign sang augustly, saying: ...
    • 1941, Alfred Kreymborg, Poetic Drama:
      But wait until the Honorable Ma Chun-shing arrives and you shall see that I am augustly disposed to consent to your marriage.
    • 2000, James Hoyt, Soaring Phoenixes and Prancing Dragons:
      He augustly began. Our First Ancestor At Kyǒnghŭng resided, And his royal work He augustly began.
    • 2010, W. Watson, The Poems Of William Watson, →ISBN, page 63:
      We have reigned Augustly; let our part be so sustained That Time, far hence, shall hold our memory dear !
    • 2014, Kurt Singer, The Life of Ancient Japan, →ISBN:
      The Heavenly Sovereign made a progress to the abode of I-suke-yori-hime, and augustly slept (there) one night.