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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.
The place is Pamplona, Spain, where Hemingway (robustly played by Keach) is holed up in an augustly faded hotel room (designed by Kevin Depinet), struggling with an assignment for Life magazine.
Howard and James Babe Cromwell greying augustly as "Sir Benjamin"