All his great qualities and cultivation seemed to suit and dignify station; but now that I know his condition to have been a mere assumption, the man himself and his talents are only a mockery,--only a mockery!
Such deeds of valour dignify their names, Each the imperial right of honour claims.
To roam with toil, in restless uproar hurl'd, One little corner of a little world; Can this enlarge or dignify the soul, Whose wing unwearied darts from pole to pole?
The throne Rears not its state to swell the couch of Lust; Nor dignify Corruption's daring son, T' o'erwhelm his humbler brethren of the dust.
To proclaim that humanity, under the guidance of God, is so capable is to dignify human life beyond measure.
But when once we dignify the wild mis-leader with the name of love, all the absurdities which we read in novels and romances take place, and we are induced to follow examples that seldom end happily but in them.
There are plenty of individuals who are ready to tinker with existing institutions, and who erroneously dignify that process by the name of reform.
It is preposterous to dignify this nigger-driving by the term 'education.
And yet, knowing much that is known but to few, Edward Waverley might justly be considered as ignorant, since he knew little of what adds dignify to man, and qualifies him to support and adorn an elevated situation in society.
They passed their lives in a state of ignorance and poverty, which it has pleased some declaimers to dignify with the appellation of virtuous simplicity.
He possessed the elegant accomplishments of a poet and orator, which dignify as well as adorn the humblest and the most exalted station.
The throne Rears not its state to swell the couch of Lust: Nor dignify Corruption's daring son, To o'erwhelm his humbler brethren of the dust.
A determination to gather all the butterflies and blue-bottles within the limits of the realm, certainly has nothing that candignify it with the name of scientific pursuit.
Maidenly modesty and retirement were wanting to elevate and dignify mere voluptuousness.
Upon such testimonial, either one of the rulers, or his father, or some kinsman dignify the young man in the midst of the assembly, with a shield and javelin.
They are broad and handsome; but a wide ditch, which the townsfolk dignify with the name of a canal, runs through the centre.