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noble

1. of or relating to a hereditary class with special social or political status, often derived from a feudal period
2. Chem
a. (of certain elements) chemically unreactive
b. (of certain metals, esp copper, silver, and gold) resisting oxidation
3. Falconry
a. designating long-winged falcons that capture their quarry by stooping on it from above
b. designating the type of quarry appropriate to a particular species of falcon
4. a person belonging to a privileged social or political class whose status is usually indicated by a title conferred by sovereign authority or descent
5. (in the British Isles) a person holding the title of duke, marquess, earl, viscount, or baron, or a feminine equivalent
6. a former Brit gold coin having the value of one third of a pound
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When, however, I saw the vile hand of Salensus Oll reach out for the hand of my beloved princess I could restrain myself no longer, and before the nobles of Okar knew that aught had happened I had leaped through their thin line and was upon the dais beside Dejah Thoris and Salensus Oll.
I ran my blade straight through the rotten heart of Okar's rotten ruler, and before the white, drawn faces of his nobles Salensus Oll rolled, grinning in horrible death, to the foot of the steps below his marriage throne.
The new, would the noble man create, and a new virtue.
But it is not the danger of the noble man to turn a good man, but lest he should become a blusterer, a scoffer, or a destroyer.
Comparatively speaking, they've no more shape than wooden legs, beside these models of my noble captain's.
My noble captain neither games, nor sings, nor dances,' said his host, taking a seat beside him.
The porter, more than ever alarmed at the sight of so much magnificence, tremblingly saluted the noble company.
It was late in the morning of the next day that a giant serving man in the harness of the house of a great Ptarth noble passed out into the city from the palace gates.
My Lady, the young girl was Joan de Tany; the noble was My Lord the Earl of Buckingham; and the outlaw stands before you to fulfill the duty he has sworn to do.
Well, I liked the king, and as king I respected him -- respected the office; at least respected it as much as I was capable of respecting any unearned supremacy; but as MEN I looked down upon him and his nobles -- privately.
The envoy of Tosti was admitted, when this ample room could scarce contain the crowd of noble Saxon leaders, who were quaffing the blood-red wine around their monarch.
It is to be added also that a prince can never secure himself against a hostile people, because of their being too many, whilst from the nobles he can secure himself, as they are few in number.