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ignoble

Falconry
a. designating short-winged hawks that capture their quarry by swiftness and adroitness of flight
b. designating quarry which is inferior or unworthy of pursuit by a particular species of hawk or falcon
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His childishly rash, uncalled-for, and ignoble departure from Africa, leaving his comrades in distress, is set down to his credit, and again the enemy's fleet twice lets him slip past.
Also I warn you once more that you had better avoid such hints and ignoble suppositions; otherwise you will assuredly have to reckon with me."
"Are you aware," he continued, "that wretched, ignoble, petty, unfortunate man though you are, it was at HER request I came to Homburg, in order to see you, and to have a long, serious talk with you, and to report to her your feelings and thoughts and hopes--yes, and your recollections of her, too?"
I wonder what the old man wants with this lump of foul lard, said Stubb, not without some disgust at the thought of having to do with so ignoble a leviathan.
If, according to the noble precept, it be lawful to accept good advice even from an enemy, shall we set the ignoble example of refusing such advice even when it is offered by our friends?
But it is not ignoble to feel that the fuller life which a sad experience has brought us is worth our own personal share of pain.
Senator Abaribe added that 'it is inconceivable that South Africans will go this deplorable route against Nigerians, who committed huge human and material resources during their very dark hours in the ignoble days of apartheid.
"Le peuple burkinabe a ete victime d'une attaque lache et ignoble, qui a cause la perte de plusieurs de nos compagnons d'armes", a deplore le General Dembele, avant de presenter les condoleances de Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, president du Mali, du Premier ministre Dr Boubou Cisse, de tous les membres du gouvernement et du peuple maliens au peuple frere du Burkina Faso.
Le Haut Conseil du patronat des entreprises de transport routier, au nom des chefs ou gestionnaires d'entreprises de transport routier et des conducteurs routiers, condamne avec "la derniere energie cet acte ignoble commis par des irresponsables".
with the Judicial Police to try to identify and hold the perpetrator or perpetrators of this ignoble act responsible.
'Ja'afaru, therefore, warns that any officer caught in such an ignoble act will be shown the way out of the Service as they have no business being in a character reformation agency.
These "ignoble acts must be punished," Macron stated, adding that "international cooperation demands the mobilisation by all" to fight terrorism.