dignitary

[ UK /dˈɪɡnɪtəɹi/ ]
[ US /ˈdɪɡnəˌtɛɹi/ ]
NOUN
  1. an important or influential (and often overbearing) person
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How To Use dignitary In A Sentence

  • One of our guys rolled his oversize truck on a residential street in front of a visiting dignitary.
  • Killavil's ageless flautist and fiddler Peter Horan was one of a number of top traditional Irish musicians who were introduced to the north Belfast dignitary in the Aras.
  • Helen looks slightly concerned and is relieved when a local dignitary merely congratulates her on her name day without a hint of expectation.
  • They had tried to make him a dignitary, but he had jibbed at the gaiters and hat-ropes. Swan Song
  • One of our guys rolled his oversize truck on a residential street in front of a visiting dignitary.
  • A local dignitary ushered off the last musical act and wished us a safe journey home.
  • The visiting UAE dignitary will then emplane for Colombo. dailyindia.com News Feed
  • Her uncle, Mr. Quintin Manx, the millionnaire, was an acquaintance of the new Judge and titled dignitary, Sir Cramborne Wathin, and she visited Lady Wathin, at whose table the report in the journals of the Nile-boat party was mentioned. Diana of the Crossways — Complete
  • In Killaloe, where a bishop might be seen walking about every day, the mitred dignitary of the Church, though much loved, was thought of, I fear, but lightly; whereas a Cabinet Minister coming to stay in the house of a townsman was a thing to be wondered at, to be talked about, to be afraid of, to be a fruitful source of conversation for a year to come. Phineas Finn
  • Tanks from the Irish Army along with approximately 6,000 Irish troops in one of the biggest security operations ever mounted for a visiting dignitary.
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