Augustly



inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic:
an august performance of a religious drama.
venerable; eminent:
an august personage.
Historical Examples

“You may be augustly sure he is not,” chuckled the cruel Mata.
The Dragon Painter Mary McNeil Fenollosa

In the Capitol he throned so augustly that we swear by him still.
The Lords of the Ghostland Edgar Saltus

“Yes, the money for its painting was augustly well spent,” agreed Kiomidzu, wisely shaking his head.
The Way of the Gods John Luther Long

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.
A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

“If the legislature does its part, I will do mine,” responded Lyons, augustly.
Unleavened Bread Robert Grant

It is of strange fashion because it is old, having been augustly bestowed upon my father by the favor of the Emperor Takakura.
The Romance of the Milky Way Lafcadio Hearn

augustly enter the world of the venerable dead again, luscious one, your honorable father looks this way.
Six One-Act Plays Margaret Scott Oliver

adjective
dignified or imposing: an august presence
of noble birth or high rank: an august lineage
noun
the eighth month of the year, consisting of 31 days
adj.

1660s, from Latin augustus “venerable, majestic, magnificent, noble,” probably originally “consecrated by the augurs, with favorable auguries” (see augur (n.)); or else “that which is increased” (see augment).

eighth month, 1097, from Latin Augustus (mensis), sixth month of the later Roman calendar, renamed from Sextilis in 8 B.C.E. to honor emperor Augustus Caesar, literally “Venerable Caesar” (see august (adj.)). In England, the name replaced native Weodmonað “weed month.”

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