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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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But, if it be ever realized, I shall owe more than I could deserve in a century of atonement to one who atoned more nobly than I ever can.
If she can do that--for conscience' sake, and for pity's sake--to her own prejudice, to her own shame, to her own loss--then her repentance has nobly revealed the noble nature that is in her; then she is a woman to be trusted, respected, beloved
But 'Pilgrim's Progress,' let it be said frankly, will always find a dozen readers where Milton has one by choice, and no man can afford to think otherwise than respectfully of achievements which speak powerfully and nobly to the underlying instincts and needs of all mankind.
At length and at last, the promised wind came up in right good earnest, and away we went before it, with every stitch of canvas set, slashing through the water nobly.
Malicorne was a vile name; he who bore it had too much wit to conceal this truth from himself; but an estate might be purchased; and Malicorne of some place, or even De Malicorne itself, for short, would ring more nobly on the ear.
Rodney Ashwood's new account, Duty Nobly Done - The South Wales Borderers at Gallipoli 1915, recounts how the Welsh were among the last soldiers to leave the Turkish peninsula during the final evacuation of the campaign in January 1916.
Each new report of a terrorist atrocity brings with it news of people who responded nobly.
The main characters are somewhat unrealistic; they never give up and always behave nobly.
10 Ninjago HORSES TO FOLLOW Aeolus, Almodovar, Andastra, Arzaak, Beck And Call, Blane, Buratino, Casterbridge, Chief Whip, Daily Bulletin, Daisy Bere, Dinkum Diamond, Easton Angel, Elbereth, Engage, Flyweight, Goken, Golden Easter, Hathiq, Helmsdale, Horroob, Idastar, Kings Fete, Kings Gift, Legendary Lunch, Librisa Breeze, Lightning Spear, Lord George, Medlesome, Mitchum Swagger, Monoshka, Mootaharer, Most Celebrated, Muntahaa, Naggers, Nemoralia, Nobly Born, Out And About, Qewy, Queen's Trust, Rimraam, Shipping Forecast, Smokey Lane, Snow Moon, Sovereign Debt, Stamp Hill, Stoneboat Bill, Tango Sky, Thaaqib, Thammin, Thetis, Thornton, Thunder Snow, Wilaminia.
A great The result was never in doubt afer Hanagan kicked for glory a furlong out and the More Than Ready colt cruised home three lengths clear of Nobly Born (5-1).