Rebecca—a direct descendant of nobility—marries a common man, if only for the excitement.
The final and incontestable proof of his nobility is that even as he was killed, he kept the bomb from killing anybody else.
Projected in slow motion, however, and without sound, these wind-blown moments seem tinged with nobility and pathos.
mid-14c., "quality of being excellent or rare," from Old French nobilite "high rank; dignity, grace; great deed" (12c., Modern French nobilité), and directly from Latin nobilitatem (nominative nobilitas) "celebrity, fame; high birth; excellence, superiority; the nobles," from nobilis "well-known, prominent" (see noble (adj.)). Meaning "quality of being of noble rank or birth" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "noble class collectively" is from 1520s.