In an update of Nancy Mitford's 'noblesse oblige', The Telegraph has this handy guide, entitled, “What type of RP do you speak?”
What if charity—giving out of love or noblesse oblige or religious commitment—doesn't go far enough?
Mitt Romney started off this campaign cycle as a noblesse oblige candidate.
The doctrine of noblesse oblige was one of the most beautiful of human conventions.
The negative side of noblesse oblige is more important than the positive.
"But noblesse oblige," she murmured to herself proudly, not realizing that she had spoken aloud.
James, perhaps least of all the Stuarts, illustrated the principle of noblesse oblige.
Her idea was, "noblesse oblige," and that a great and ancient house should never stoop to such depths.
They missed something of the noblesse oblige which was to them as a matter of course.
Such is the final form of noblesse oblige in the feudal valley of Santillana.
The belief that the wealthy and privileged are obliged to help those less fortunate. From French, meaning “nobility obligates.”