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Origin of noblesse oblige
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Example sentences from the Web for noblesse oblige
The would-be pope killer loves to be in front of the cameras, and the press in Italy is happy to oblige.
The zoo is blessed with multiple wallabies and was happy to oblige.Ebola's Roots Are 50 Times Older Than Mankind. And That Could Be the Key to Stopping It.|Michael Daly|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To know the Egyptian military is to realize it will not oblige.Leslie H. Gelb on the Democracy-Elections Trap in Egypt|Leslie H. Gelb|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I know some magazines contractually oblige their staff writers to produce six features a year, for example.
If Republicans wanted to talk books, Elleithee said, the McAuliffe campaign should be happy to oblige.In Virginia, Terry McAuliffe’s Memoir Comes Back to Haunt Him|David Freedlander|May 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Contrary to our general notions of the foreign noblesse those exhibited some of the finest-looking men whom I had ever seen.
And was it not possible that the E. of N. might oblige his old Friends in the same manner?An Account of the Growth of Deism in England|William Stephens
Jonas: La baleine fut la fin oblige de le vomir tant un Prophte est un morceau difficile digrer.Baron d'Holbach|Max Pearson Cushing
And to increase the horrid scene, they would oblige the husband to be a spectator before suffered himself.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
Señor Rhodes will be pleased to unfasten those heavy chains to oblige the lady.The Treasure Trail|Marah Ellis Ryan
British Dictionary definitions for noblesse oblige
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Cultural definitions for noblesse oblige
The belief that the wealthy and privileged are obliged to help those less fortunate. From French, meaning “nobility obligates.”