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nobly

[noh-blee] /ˈnoʊ bli/
adverb
1.
in a noble manner.
2.
courageously; bravely; gallantly.
3.
splendidly; superbly; magnificently.
4.
of noble ancestry:
nobly born.
Origin of nobly
1250-1300
First recorded in 1250-1300, nobly is from the Middle English word nobliche. See noble, -ly
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adv.

c.1300, "valorous, courageous, spirited," from noble (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "of or befitting noble birth or descent, of high ancestry" is from 1590s.

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