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  1. in a noble manner.
  2. courageously; bravely; gallantly.
  3. splendidly; superbly; magnificently.
  4. of noble ancestry: nobly born.
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Origin of nobly

First recorded in 1250–1300, nobly is from the Middle English word nobliche. See noble, -ly
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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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