loftily

All Adverb
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  • This she said loftily from her seat at the head of the table. Cited from The Girl at Cobhurst, by Frank Richard Stockton
  • He had self command enough left, however, to make one attempt at the loftily superior. Cited from The Marquis of Lossie, by George MacDonald
  • It appears to sit right upon the water, and does not rise very loftily above it. Cited from French and Italian Notebooks, by N. Hawthorne
  • What man could do under the circumstances he did, and did handsomely and loftily. Cited from The Devil's Disciple, by George Bernard Shaw
  • The newly added dance hall with its three great windows protruded loftily above the house. Cited from Indian Lily and Other Stories,by Hermann Sudermann
  • She had one beauty -- a column-like neck and well-set head, which she carried very loftily. Cited from Olive, by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • He paid the man eight dollars on account and loftily dismissed him. Cited from Our Mr. Wrenn, by Sinclair Lewis
  • "Who is the man you are speaking of?" he asked loftily. Cited from Blind Love, by Wilkie Collins
  • Evidently she would have been glad to capture him; and he had loftily denied her. Cited from Fenwick's Career, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Religion, loftily considered, has but little to do with the temporal interests of men. Cited from Beacon Lights of History, Volume I, by John Lord
  • He was feeling very vigorous indeed, and pranced around loftily, holding his head high. Cited from The AEsop for Children, by AEsop
  • I do not wish so loftily to speak, Lest I should fail and fall through very fear. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 16, February, 1859, by Various
  • Then she stalked loftily out and got on her horse, brother and sister slinking after her. Cited from Somewhere in Red Gap, by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Tom held his head loftily, and would not condescend to understand anything so foolish. Cited from The Trial, by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • "You fellows below think you're the whole bally ship!" he said loftily. Cited from Love Stories, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "What is the meaning of such conduct?" he asked loftily. Cited from The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII, Mystery Tales, by Various
  • She had her price; a fair-like price, she informed him loftily, and she stuck to it. Cited from Big Game, by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Those who deny the sentiment, and talk to-day so loftily, what do they advise? Cited from Battle Studies, by C. Ardant du Picq
  • "You were teaching my son before breakfast, I believe?" my Lady loftily remarked. Cited from Sylvie and Bruno, by Lewis Carroll
  • The girl carried herself a little loftily, answering with an independence and freedom beyond her age and born of her London life. Cited from Marcella, by Mrs. Humphry Ward [AKA: Mary Augusta Arnold Ward]
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Meaning of loftily

  • adverb In a lofty manner
    she bore herself loftily