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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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And because of their unwavering service to country and commitment to our military, our nation is nobler and stronger, and will be, forever more.
However, the question is not whether it is nobler to suffer slings and arrows.
Rachel Corrie's shoe itself is nobler than all the Likudniks combined, from Israel to New York City, and equally nobler are the organizations that defend the rights of the Palestinians, which the extremists attacked.
The premier, who today checked on the seven-storey apartment building which collapsed in Wadi Seer on Wednesday, said it is necessary to revamp mechanism of renewing construction permits to safeguard "souls of citizens, an objective nobler than fast financial profit based on fraud".
I never was in the company of an Arab who was of a nobler character than him.
Philosophy is a nobler calling and practices a nobler method.
Presumably what underlies the difference between the two is the old erroneous idea that priesthood is a nobler state of life than is marriage.
Too bad that, in reality, he's a serial offender whose contrition is inspired by nothing nobler than self-pity.
We feel and see Greta Garbo's beauty as finer and nobler precisely because it bears the stamp of sorrow and loneliness.
Strauss' treatment of the far nobler Don Quixote is on the surface far more attractive, yet the musical material is so vapid (the tedious wind-machine and the bathetically braying sheepimitating brass among so much notespinning) that the narrative is devalued almost as soon as it starts.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to join Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union.
A S DEVOTEES of this column will know, Mr Brocklebank is not a fan of the round ball, generally finding that the nobler, more Corinthian qualities are found in the young men of rugby, who run with the oval ball.