You who desired so muchin vain to ask Yet fed your hunger like an endless task, Dared dignify the labor, bless the quest Achieved that stillness ultimately best, Being, of all, least sought for: Emily, hear!
'Tis true, no turbots dignify my boards, But gudgeons, flounders, what my Thames affords.Alexander Pope
One could not even dignify him with the name of stuffed shirt. He was simply a hole in the air.stanley baldwin
First of all, I've never heard of the fellow. Second, I'm not going to dignify it with a response.Ken Livingstone
The toils of honour dignify repose.
I had won notable victories on paper and the map with the aid of greaseproof pencils and a typewriter. In the course of this very campaign, if one may dignify the disaster thus, I had seen French generals create imaginary "masses of manoeuvre" with strokes of the crayon and dispose of hostile concentrations, that unahappily were on the ground as well as on the map, with sweeps of the eraser. Who was I to criticise them, hero as I was of a hundred "Chinagraph wars" of make-believe?frederick e. morgan