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noble art

noun
1.
the noble art, boxing
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  • Then again in the noble art of politics, who thinks of first principles and of true ideas?

    Phaedrus Plato
  • I ask you—not for my own sake, but for that of our noble art.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • Surgery was once a noble art; it is now, as well, a noble science.

  • The verse is calm, like the noble art that shapes the scenes.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • Now, Francis Stafford knew but little of the noble art of fencing.

    In Doublet and Hose Lucy Foster Madison
  • Your pupil Navarrete has become faithless to you and the noble art of painting.

  • It is a noble art, for nothing can be hidden from you, when once you understand the stars.'

    Grimms' Fairy Tales The Brothers Grimm
  • I do not dispute the merits of the tragedians as masters in their noble art.

  • It taught the people who lived along its banks the noble art of team-work.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon
  • Joe was an amateur of the noble art and must have every detail of the encounter.

    A Young Man's Year Anthony Hope

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