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  • Massive California live oaks were underlit by landscape spots: magisterial, frost-and-black, free-form scaffoldings of branches.†   (source)
  • Harrison looked as merry as you please, behind his magisterial solemnity.†   (source)
  • Danger roamed the steep slopes and loamy valleys, and the magisterial high rock presided over both men and beasts, sharply defining the limits of their ambition, of their lives.†   (source)
  • The General waved me into my seat with a magisterial sweep of his long slender arm.†   (source)
  • At this point Ginsberg wakes up, Nathan's forefinger furiously stabs the air, the voice becoming magisterial, arrogant, insufferably but gloriously hostile.†   (source)
  • The reviewer described McCullough's biography of John Adams as magisterial.
    magisterial = authoritative (comprehensive and from an expert)
  • managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way
  • with magisterial arrogance and self-assurance
  • she reigned in magisterial beauty
  • He feels right at home in Europe where, he says, gifted people aren't pigeonholed. America has experts, says Malkovich, but Europe can yield magisterial figures like the late Pier Paolo Pasolini, a political thinker, novelist and film director.   (source)
  • I drink a great deal of beer, to make myself magisterial.†   (source)
  • Then, in his sonorous, magisterial voice, Glaedr said, This has gone on long enough...Eragon, you should not spend so much time sparring.†   (source)
  • He paused, drew a deep breath, and, with a slow magisterial gaze, swept his eyes from the right side of the hall to the left.†   (source)
  • Therefore, although Nathan's remark was doubly infuriating at the time, piling, as I thought, imbecility on plain viciousness, I realize now how weirdly prescient it really was, how typical it was of that erratic, daft, tormented, but keenly honed and magisterial intelligence I was to get to know and find myself too often pitted against.†   (source)
  • that made me as savagely demanding as Matthew Arnold in my insistence that the written word exemplify only the highest seriousness and truth, I treated these forlorn offspring of a thousand strangers' lonely and fragile desire with the magisterial, abstract loathing of an ape plucking vermin from his pelt.†   (source)
  • Bluffton is sleepy, magisterially silent, and enjoys a benediction of flowers every brilliant spring.†   (source)
  • "How is it your father's not come!" said Mr. Braithwaite, in a large and magisterial voice.†   (source)
  • It was in this magisterial attitude that he began the examination.†   (source)
  • Nowadays the military profession is in abeyance and the magisterial robe is the badge of honor.†   (source)
  • He was, according to Leonora, always remitting his tenants' rents and giving the tenants to understand that the reduction would be permanent; he was always redeeming drunkards who came before his magisterial bench; he was always trying to put prostitutes into respectable places—and he was a perfect maniac about children.†   (source)
  • Ramsden goes solemnly back to his magisterial seat at the writing table, ignoring Tanner, and opens the proceedings.†   (source)
  • A beautiful collie dog lay upon the grass near his chair, watching the master's face almost as tenderly as the master took in the still more magisterial physiognomy of the house; and a little bristling, bustling terrier bestowed a desultory attendance upon the other gentlemen.†   (source)
  • A democracy may, however, allow a certain show of magisterial pomp, and clothe its officers in silks and gold, without seriously compromising its principles.†   (source)
  • Let us say at once that that merry obstacle, a shower, was lacking in the case of this good-humored party, although Favourite had said as they set out, with a magisterial and maternal tone, "The slugs are crawling in the paths,—a sign of rain, children."†   (source)
  • But tell him, also, to set his fraternal and magisterial heart at ease: that I keep strictly within the limits of the law.†   (source)
  • "Indeed!" thought Porthos, casting a glance at the three hungry clerks—for the errand boy, as might be expected, was not admitted to the honors of the magisterial table, "in my cousin's place, I would not keep such gourmands!†   (source)
  • Noah Claypole, or Morris Bolter as the reader pleases, punctually followed the directions he had received, which—Master Bates being pretty well acquainted with the locality—were so exact that he was enabled to gain the magisterial presence without asking any question, or meeting with any interruption by the way.†   (source)
  • Further, the habit is, I know, to think and speak of Jerusalem as Israel, which may be likened to our finding an embroidered shred, and holding it up as a magisterial robe of Caesar's.†   (source)
  • The Justices were sitting in the Town Hall near at hand, and we at once went over to have me bound apprentice to Joe in the Magisterial presence.†   (source)
  • When Charmolue had installed himself in a magisterial manner in his own, he seated himself, then rose and said, without exhibiting too much self-complacency at his success,—"The accused has confessed all."†   (source)
  • He made his way along the corridors through force of habit; he threw aside his magisterial robe, not out of deference to etiquette, but because it was an unbearable burden, a veritable garb of Nessus, insatiate in torture.†   (source)
  • And profiting by the fact that M. Gillenormand was taking breath, the lancer added in a magisterial manner:— "There should be no other newspaper than the Moniteur, and no other book than the Annuaire Militaire."†   (source)
  • The chief care of the legislators, in this body of penal laws, was the maintenance of orderly conduct and good morals in the community: they constantly invaded the domain of conscience, and there was scarcely a sin which was not subject to magisterial censure.†   (source)
  • profession of the law constitutes the only aristocratic element with which the natural elements of democracy will combine—Peculiar causes which tend to give an aristocratic turn of mind to the English and American lawyers—The aristocracy of America is on the bench and at the bar—Influence of lawyers upon American society—Their peculiar magisterial habits affect the legislature, the administration, and even the people.†   (source)
  • [He sits down magisterially] I come about a very serious matter, Governor†   (source)
  • He wanted someone to share the blame, and frowned at Mrs. Moore rather magisterially.†   (source)
  • [Stephen sits down magisterially in the chair at the writing table with an air of affirming his majority]†   (source)
  • A magnificent figure he cut too, pausing for a moment (as the sound of the half hour died away) to look critically, magisterially, at socks and shoes; impeccable, substantial, as if he beheld the world from a certain eminence, and dressed to match; but realised the obligations which size, wealth, health, entail, and observed punctiliously even when not absolutely necessary, little courtesies, old-fashioned ceremonies which gave a quality to his manner, something to imitate†   (source)
  • "Mary would not be happy without doing her duty," said Mrs. Garth, magisterially, conscious of having done her own.†   (source)
  • Grower said magisterially to one of these in a fustian jacket, who smoked a short pipe and wore straps round his knees.†   (source)
  • As he imparted this melancholy circumstance to Wemmick, Mr. Jaggers standing magisterially before the fire and taking no share in the proceedings, Mike's eye happened to twinkle with a tear.†   (source)
  • It would be a nice thing for me to send my islanders a cruel governor with flinty bowels, who won't yield to the tears of afflicted damsels or to the prayers of wise, magisterial, ancient enchanters and sages.†   (source)
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