Definition of Lairdly
1. laird [adj] - See also: laird
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lairdly
lairdly (current term)
Literary usage of Lairdly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America by John Patterson MacLean (1900)
"... been bred in the ease and delicate refinements of a lairdly circle at home, you can at once conceive the hardships to be encountered vastly augmented, ..."
2. The Social Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century by Henry Grey Graham (1899)
"... were left to be occupied by the farmers, with ruder ways even than their lairdly predecessors. The low-ceilinged rooms, the dark and draughty passages, ..."
3. The English Review (1847)
"... the burgh shall let a house to certain persons who are named (mostly lairds, or members of lairdly families), nor have any communication with them. ..."
4. A Life of Arthur James Balfour by E. T. Raymond (1920)
"... almost before the mortar was dry, to enjoy the lairdly dignity which had been the lot of his ancestors. ..."