[ UK /kwˈiːnli/ ]
  1. having the rank of or resembling or befitting a queen
    Rosetti's queenly portraits of women
    clad in her queenly raiment
    queenly propriety
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How To Use queenly In A Sentence

  • Apparently Her Majesty the Queen never travels without Malvern water, and there's certainly something queenly about the town that grew around the spa.
  • She continues: ‘But the woman inside that queenly thing, the ego, was a different matter.’
  • I have counted scores of these rich garlands, throughout which the queenly lotus always shone conspicuous, bespangling the surface of the water at the same time.
  • Is there anything more gratifying than accepting a wrongdoer's humble apologies with Queenly dignity and good nature? Times, Sunday Times
  • The time he stood by the lake and gazed up at the mountains: the queenly, snowbound, glorious mountains, rose-tipped by sunrise... THE CHEEK PERFORATION DANCE
  • And his goodwill sunned her wild-grown beauty into majesty, into a kind of queenly richness. Imaginary Portraits
  • Katherine rose and stood rocking it, soothing it -- a queenly young figure in her clinging gray and white draperies, which the instreaming sunshine touched, as she moved, to a delicate warmth of colour. The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance
  • Ian Bostridge's Jupiter gradually unbends to deliver the sweetest soft legato, Patricia Bardon's Juno is hilariously fiery as the queenly betrayed wife, and Janis Kelly camps Iris up something terrible.
  • Her queenly ambitions were fulfilled big time at their wedding. Times, Sunday Times
  • I swallowed back the sickly lump I felt forming in the back of my throat as I heard the recognizable, queenly footsteps of my mistress, and I could feel my body shrink into itself.
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