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Respected and dignified: the august presence of the monarch. See Synonyms at grand.

[Latin augustus; see aug- in Indo-European roots.]

au·gust′ly adv.
au·gust′ness n.


The eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Latin (mēnsis) Augustus, (month) of Augustus, after Augustus.]
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To me it soon grew to be so nobly, so augustly ugly, that it was difficult to stay away from it, even for a little while.
and so visit in splendour, augustly, peaks; and there lie exposed, bare, on the spine, high up, to the cold light of the moon rising, and when the moon rises, single, solitary, behold her, one, eminent over us?
During certain summer nights, the peasants light fires in the rice-fields in order to attract the insect, play upon their flutes and beat gongs crying: "O Sanemori augustly deign to come hither.