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[noh-buh l-mahyn-did] /ˈnoʊ bəlˈmaɪn dɪd/
characterized by morally admirable thought or motives; righteous; worthy.
Origin of noble-minded
First recorded in 1850-55
Related forms
noble-mindedly, adverb
noble-mindedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had risen from table determined to take the advice of a noble-minded Spaniard, who had adventured his life to save his friend.

  • I don't speak of her beauty,—that every one can see; but she's a noble-minded girl.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • Under this apparently pious and noble-minded lady, it will be seen, that Cordelia had known naught but misery and sorrow.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • And do you think, Connor, that I do not love my noble-minded Reilly the more deeply for this?

    Willy Reilly William Carleton
  • The alleviation of suffering and the prolongation of human life is the duty of every noble-minded man to endeavour to promote.

    The Sanitary Evolution of London Henry Lorenzo Jephson
  • It taught him that in death all are equal and that in life the noble-minded are serene.

  • But you are generous and noble-minded; you will not think unkindly of us because one we are bound to obey treats you unjustly.

  • "When you cease so lightly to discuss a noble-minded girl—a friend of mine—you will do me a great favor," Henry replied.

    The Colossus Opie Read
  • I daresay he is noble-minded, and I will call him a lion if you like it better.

    Phineas Finn Anthony Trollope
  • This fearless and noble-minded man obtained the confidence of the Maoris, and a commencement of colonization was made.

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