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majestic

Definitions

  • The Majestic
    The Majestic
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj majestic having or displaying great dignity or nobility "a gallant pageant","lofty ships","majestic cities","proud alpine peaks"
    • adj majestic belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler "golden age of imperial splendor","purple tyrant","regal attire","treated with royal acclaim","the royal carriage of a stag's head"
    • adj majestic majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters "his majestic presence","olympian detachment","olympian beauty and serene composure"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Majestic Possessing or exhibiting majesty; of august dignity, stateliness, or imposing grandeur; lofty; noble; grand. "The majestic world.""Tethys' grave majestic pace.""The least portions must be of the epic kind; all must be grave, majestic, and sublime."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • majestic Possessing majesty; having dignity of nature or appearance; of stately character; august.
    • majestic Characteristic of or manifesting majesty; lofty; grand; sublime: as, a majestic mien.
    • majestic Synonyms Majestic, August, Stately; magnificent, imperial, regal, royal, noble. Stately is generally applied to the merely external, and sometimes to the wholly artificial: as, a stately etiquette. The majestic and august are natnral, majestic applying to the appearance, august to the character, while stately often applies to motion: as, a stately walk. August, as applied to persons, implies respect combined with awe on the part of the beholder: as, George Washington is the most august personage in American history. See grand.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Majestic having or exhibiting majesty: stately: sublime
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Quotations

  • John Milton
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    “Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train.”
  • Anatole France
    Anatole%20France
    “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor, to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Majesty
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. majesté—L. majestasmajus, comp. of magnus, great.

Usage

In literature:

Even then it was not known whether the Mississippi emptied its majestic flood into the Pacific Ocean or into the Gulf of Mexico.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
Its amorous grotesque at length subsides into the majestic night.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
This was not the curate whom he knew, but another, younger, very tall, with a majestic air, with cheeks pale and shaven, and a bald head.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
A solemn oath; then thus, amid them all 70 Standing, Telemachus majestic spake.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
Salvos of artillery echoed along the majestic cliffs.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
The Wilmington Pass, though not so rough and rugged as its far-famed rival, the Indian Pass, is far more beautiful, and quite as majestic.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864" by Various
He strode across the sandy wastes with majestic steps and swaying head.
"The Black Phantom" by Leo Edward Miller
Votre Majeste me permettra d'offrir ici au Prince Albert l'expression de ma vive et sincere amitie.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
He was satisfied that all eyes were turned on himself and on the majestic pomp which surrounded him.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Ships of war, in all their pride and panoply, majestically reposed upon its bosom.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
In the telescopic field, we may watch the progress of armies of majestic and powerful suns, from whose attacks there is naught to fear.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
It is rumoured that it is the "Majestic," but her name we are not yet sure of.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
The Devil flung back his mantle, and stood in a daring and majestic attitude before the circle.
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
She sometimes took S. Herbert's majestic, flowing dictation.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
Serene and majestic, it is often well-nigh overwhelming in its immensity.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
There was a grace of motion about her that was almost majestic.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
So also there is no painting so majestic in sweetness.
"On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
He is generally represented as majestic in appearance, seated on a throne with a sceptre in one hand and thunderbolts in the other.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
They were majestic to him, but not terrifying, because they held out the promise of safety.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
On the left rose the Alps, calm and majestic, clothed in the purple shadows of evening.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
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In poetry:

Spotless in God's spotless mansions!
Spotless in His spotless light!
God's own love, majestic, spotless,
Made me crimson, spotless white!
"Spotless (James 1:21)" by Frank Barbour Coffin
They glimmered on the sombre walls,
They danced upon the oaken floor,
Till through the loudly silent halls
Joy reigned majestical once more.
"The Log Fire" by Fay Inchfawn
Who is yon Knight of noble form,
Whose sable plumes majestic wave ?
Who seems to court the battle's storm,
'Tis Reginald the young and brave.
"Reginald The Brave" by Laura Sophia Temple
There came a voice from the realm of thought,
And my spirit bowed to hear,--
A voice with majestic sadness fraught,
By the grace of God most clear.
"The Poet's Lesson" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
On Rome's once blooming plain where'er we stray
That dome majestic rises on the view,
Its Cross a-glow with every wandering ray
That shines along the Blue.
"Arms And The Man - Pater Patrae" by James Barron Hope
A monarch it stands of regnative power,
In a graceful symmetrical pose;
Whose arms weave a fairy, majestical bower
Where wood-nymphs their beauty disclose.
"The Tree Of State" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Majestic maple's not Canadian after all .
My family comes from the Owens Valley, at the foot of the majestic Eastern Sierra Nevada.
The San Antonio Symphony plans to leave the Majestic Theatre for the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Banners in Sauk City boast it is where bald eagles soar, but a mystery illness is causing the majestic bird to die.
(WGGB) — The Majestic Theater in West Springfield is opening a new show Thursday night.
Fayetteville resident Benjamin Del Shreve will release his newest album, "The Diamond," tonight at George's Majestic Lounge.
T he Big Sur International Marathon follows one of the most majestic coastlines in the world.
Three white bison calves were born Mother's Day weekend, and Monday, NewsChannel 21 got a first-hand look at the rare and majestic animals.
To local golfers' delight, Majestic Golf Club is in the process of long-sought-after improvements.
CROSSVILLE — In a set of refined photographs, Jeff Brandt has captured powerful colors and shapes of majestic stone in mountains and canyons of the Southwestern United States.
Brazilian architect's vision soared majestically.
It took more than 25 years, but one of Boerum Hill's most majestic brownstones will finally be resurrected.
In the winter, watching bald eagles is especially popular along the Mississippi in Prairie du Chien, where these majestic birds feast on the open waters below locks used for barge navigation.
Majestic tree chosen for Gateway holiday centerpiece .
Blaze at Majestic Condominiums on Table Rock Lake.
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In science:

The majestic face, with the almond shaped eye and the elegant profile, has a pensive expression which reveals the solemnity of the moment.
Optimization in Differentiable Manifolds in Order to Determine the Method of Construction of Prehistoric Wall-Paintings
Both binary components appear to drive o utflows, which interact and merge to form the majestic large-scale outflow struct ure (Fridlund & Liseau 1998; Devine et al. 1999b; Hartigan et al. 2000; Rodr´ıguez e t al. 2003).
Low Mass Star Formation in the Taurus-Auriga Clouds
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