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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.
If indeed this be their destination, arguments may be drawn from reason: and thus augustly supported, the more understanding women acquire, the more they will be attached to their duty- comprehending it- for unless they comprehend it, unless their morals be fixed on the same immutable principles of that of man, no authority can make them discharge it in a virtuous manner.
The Right Horourable Governor-General Is smartly chic, always in fashion, Just like on that aftemoon my stylish Mother vacuumed, and I eyed this woman, So like my mom, bronze-beige brunette, Elegant, enlightening CBC's Take 30, With Paul Soles, dazzling the television, That afternoon when I was three, A crisp, nippy Friday, and not watching, On the black fringe of whites-only Halifax, The augustly golden, chivalrous leaves Dying, when a pale babysitter-neighbour, Peremptorily adult, ran zigzagging, huggard, In ranting, raging sunlight, gagging, "The .