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 for stately
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stately \State"ly\, adv.
     Majestically; loftily. --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stately \State"ly\, a. [Compar. Statelier
     (st[=a]t"l[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Stateliest.]
     Evincing state or dignity; lofty; majestic; grand; as,
     stately manners; a stately gait. "The stately homes of
     England!" --Mrs. Hemans. "Filled with stately temples."
     --Prescott.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Here is a silly stately style indeed!    --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Lofty; dignified; majestic; grand; august; magnificent.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stately
      adj 1: impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an
             imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking
             policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"
             [syn: baronial, imposing, noble, stately]
      2: of size and dignity suggestive of a statue [syn: stately,
         statuesque]
      3: refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a
         royal court; "a courtly gentleman" [syn: courtly, formal,
         stately]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "stately":
     Babylonian, Corinthian, aristocratic, august, awe-inspiring,
     awesome, awful, barbaric, ceremonial, ceremonious, conventional,
     courtly, decorous, deluxe, dignified, distinguished, elaborate,
     elegant, elevated, extravagant, fancy, fine, formal, gallant,
     glorious, gracious, grand, grandiose, grave, hieratic, imperial,
     imposing, impressive, inspiring, kingly, liturgic, lofty, lordly,
     luxurious, magisterial, magnificent, majestic, moving, noble,
     palatial, plush, pompous, posh, princely, proud, queenly, regal,
     ritual, ritualistic, ritzy, royal, sacerdotal, sedate, serious,
     sober, solemn, splendacious, splendid, splendiferous, statuesque,
     striking, sublime, sumptuous, superb, superfancy, superfine, swank,
     swanky, swell, venerable, weighty, well-mannered, worthy
  
  

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