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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct.

Usage examples (37)
  • "A gentleman of blood is defined to descend of three descents of nobleness, that is to saie, of name and of armes both by father and mother" (p. 161).
  • Ah, the drama, and the 'nobleness' of those characters!
  • Speculation and conjecture create the contrivance, which is promoted (continuously, mind you) as the controversy, and then wrapped in the "nobleness" of a conspiracy.
  • "I know all you are going to say," she murmured, with a kind of nobleness which moved him even through his sense of its grotesqueness. for more
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