2. inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic: an august performance of a religious drama.
"Lafayette spoke, and bade farewell to Lamarque: it was a touching and august moment,--all heads were uncovered, and all hearts beat." —Les Misérables (in translation), 1862, Victor Hugo
"Now, deserted by his monarch, far from home, trapped in the Poder Tower laboratory as the chief alchemist involved in the longevity elixir, this august gentleman had to use all his ingenuity and cunning to simply save his own life." —The Book of Splendor, 2003, Frances Sherwood