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aristocratic

relating to or characteristic of aristocracy or an aristocrat
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Her lips were aristocratically full and she had the kind of tail-ended hair that I always wanted to gather in handfuls and press to my face.
Economically things were going poorly for the approximately five million inhabitants, and, as with many other Western European nations, the country was having trouble moving socially from an aristocratically stratified society into a modern industrial and democratic society.
Andrew reasons that Bodin is interested in establishing the independence of sovereign states from claims of overlordship by the Holy Roman Empire and the papacy: the Roman Senate had a purely consultative role, and shared sovereignty with the popular assemblies, the weighted voting of the comitia centuriata left the power of legislation in the hands of the patricians and knights, the Roman Republic was aristocratically governed by its Senate, and the Roman Senate had less authority than the privy councils of European monarchies.
Joe is almost aristocratically polite now, hardly a gender bender in his midnight blue suit and sensible shoes.
And yet Kingham is "taken in" and imagines Grace to be "an aristocratically reckless hedonist in wanton search of amusement, pleasure, excitement, and power" (114).
Perhaps it's the chin, raised aristocratically, lending the entire body an almost calligraphic elegance.
De Coubertin's aristocratically disdainful view was that women's Olympic participation would be "impractical, uninteresting, ungainly and improper".
I was staring straight into the legendary, enigmatic, aristocratically handsome face of Weldon Kees, poet, novelist, short story writer, jazz musician, abstract painter, avant-garde photographer, entertainment impresario, and, most dramatically, mysterious suicide.
7) But how seriously are readers to take Walpole's presentation of himself as aristocratically masculine, and how does his class-inflected gender performance relate to the performance of sublimity in his novel?
A larger-than-life character, Joe Lean is the stage name for Brixton council estate-raised actor turned pop star Joe Beamont - an aristocratically connected indie idol in waiting.
The members of the aristocratically dressed French expedition at the centre of the image are depicted gesticulating between their many ships and the excavation site, and project an air of supremacy.
has as its backdrop a nostalgic evocation of old Santiago de Chile, its aristocratically colonial architecture unspoiled by any sign of traffic or commerce.