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  • noun Archaic form of majesty.


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  • But the godhead of the father, of the sonne, and of the holy Goste, is all one : the glorye equall, the majestie coeternall.

    Trinity Sunday

  • But the godhead of the father, of the sonne, and of the holy Goste, is all one : the glorye equall, the majestie coeternall.

    Archive 2005-05-01

  • The Lords and all the rest, were wondrously joyfull to heare him so well inclined, expressing no lesse by their shouts and jocund suffrages: protesting cordially, that she should be welcommed with pompe and majestie, and honoured of them all, as their Liege Ladie and Soveraigne.

    The Decameron

  • Those kind of objections, as they are full of a verie idle easinesse, since there is nothing of so sacred a majestie, but that an itching toong may rub it selfe upon it, so deserve they no other answer, but in steed of laughing at the jeast, to laugh at the jeaster.

    Defence of Poesie

  • The latter likewise with his rime striketh a certaine Musicke to the ear: and in fine, since it dooth delight, though by an other way, it obtaineth the same purpose, there being in either sweetnesse, and wanting in neither, majestie.

    Defence of Poesie

  • And passyng through the halle, presented hymself with humble reverence before the kynges majestie, to whom garter kyng of herauldes cried and said, with a loude voyce, Sir knight, from whence come you, and what is your pretence?

    Coronation Anecdotes

  • Thogth thes parsons ar not to be compared to your majestie, yet I pray God, as ivel perswations perswade not one sistar again the other; and al for that the have harde false report, and not harkene to the trueth knowin.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 275, September 29, 1827

  • All which his majestie, in the presence of the said lords & many others, examined himself, & found to be true.

    Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing

  • Hilary Term a° 10 Charles I (1635) to pay a fine of £70,000 and to lose their estate on the ground that the said Letters Patent had been "unduly and surreptitiously obteyned to the prejudice and deceipt of his majestie."

    London and the Kingdom - Volume II

  • "Hee must now betake himself to prayer and devotion; _remember the founder, benefactors, head, and members of that famous foundation_: all which he performes with as much zeale as an actor after the end of a play, when hee prayes for his majestie, the lords of his most honourable privie councell, and all that love the king."

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters


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