- in a noble manner.
- courageously; bravely; gallantly.
- splendidly; superbly; magnificently.
- of noble ancestry: nobly born.
Origin of nobly
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Examples from the Web for nobly
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They do it because they nobly believe no parent, spouse, or sibling should ever experience similar suffering.Newtown Six-Month Anniversary: The Victims Deserve More
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Mendax is derived from splendide mendax, which is from Horace and means “nobly untruthful.”Alex Gibney on His WikiLeaks Documentary: Julian Assange Got Corrupted
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We were told we'd nobly donated that to the scholarship fund.Washington's Dreariest Ritual
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Yet Hope had appealed to him so simply, had trusted him so nobly!Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
"Nobly have you done, my dear son," he cried, with warm emotion.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
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How nobly he had done his part; good, dear old despised, misjudged Lauzanne.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Then came a fine troop all in red, nobly and splendidly clad.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
The noble people will be nobly ruled, and the ignorant and corrupt ignobly.Self-Help
Word Origin and History for nobly
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