Lordly in a sentence as an adjective

They do not give themselves lordly airs; they have no feeling of "caste;" they have a certain odour of the people; they are men of birth, and the people at once sniff it.

Very nice vertical resolution, and you don't run into the "surveying my lordly domain" problem.

Spokane is great, so long as you don't need a jobYou might be able to make $80k as an engineer if you really push for itYou can buy a lordly mansion for $700k and the floor's the limit on normal houses

In this movie, an American congressman visits England while representatives from pre-WW2 Europe meet and try to preserve peace through lordly dinners and entertainment.

I am sorry, but this article comes off as lordly pseudo-academia from someone who may be a decent investor but is surely not a good writer. I have been reading things from Paul Graham for years and while the subjects sometimes are not bad, he is a terrible writer. I can respect certain things about Graham, but his writing and desire to abuse his position to spout nonsense is not one of them.

Not far, in sandHalf sunk, I found a facial stump, drawn wartsAnd all; its curling lips of cold commandShow that its sculptor passions could portrayWhich still outlast, stamp’d on unliving things,A mocking hand that no constraint would sway:And on its plinth this lordly boast is shown:“Lo, I am Ozymandias, king of kings:Look on my works, O Mighty, and bow down!”‘Tis all that is intact.

A company like Apple can be lordly and draconian in their practices, but it would still pay a dividend for them to be consistent, fair, and to have a reasonable review and communication process that distinguishes between some kid writing malware and a mature company with a serious investment in iOS and a history of asking questions and getting approval for their product as it develops.

I thoroughly enjoyed your comment so I did some Googling around, and found this gem straight from the man himself:|'I have, answered Gargantua, by a long and curious experience, found out a means to wipe my bum, the most lordly, the most excellent, and the most convenient that ever was seen… I say and maintain, that of all torcheculs, arsewisps, bumfodders, tail-napkins, ******** cleansers, and wipe-breeches, there is none in the world comparable to the neck of a goose, that is well downed, if you hold her head betwixt your legs.

And he distrusted the kind of person who’d take one look at another man and say in a lordly voice to his companion, “Ah, my dear sir, I can tell you nothing except that he is a left-handed stonemason who has spent some years in the merchant navy and has recently fallen on hard times,” and then unroll a lot of supercilious commentary about calluses and stance and the state of a man’s boots, when exactly the same comments could apply to a man who was wearing his old clothes because he’d been doing a spot of home bricklaying for a new barbecue pit, and had been tattooed once when he was drunk and seventeen* and in fact got seasick on a wet pavement.

Lordly definitions


of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage"

See also: august grand


having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

See also: disdainful haughty imperious overbearing prideful sniffy supercilious swaggering