This word reflects the qualities of these conspicuous buildings of the medieval period not simply as the ultimate place of refuge within a fortified complex, but as a proclamation of lordly ambition.
The lordly jet-set singer was on his first tour for five years, playing what he called ‘a civilised alternative to Wembley’.
Even these lordly and dismissive gestures clearly cost him something.
‘Contemplating these remains as exhumed from their resting place for unknown ages, we instinctively think of his great and lordly mastery over the beasts,’ he wrote.
Peasants could be the clients or followers of lords too: they could seek to exploit lordly power, not just resist it or evade it.
After all, most of us can feel pretty lordly after a day or two in such majestic alpine surroundings.
It was rumored that the royal family themselves came there to ask forgiveness for sins as well as take their prayers, and many generations of princes and princesses had been crowned to their lordly positions at the altars there.
Nobody had been left indifferent to the lordly distinction with which the American had guided his orchestra and the soloists through what will probably make history as one of Levine's finest Mahler performances, ever.
He will be merciless in his lordly demands and his political analysis!
Above the hearth was a grand portrait of a tall lordly gentleman with dark wavy hair and gentle clear eyes standing besides a young woman with a sweet, pale complexion and sensitive gray eyes.