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noble art

noun
1.
the noble art, boxing
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  • The verse is calm, like the noble art that shapes the scenes.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • Then again in the noble art of politics, who thinks of first principles and of true ideas?

    Phaedrus Plato
  • An appeal to arms should only take place when the noble art of diplomacy has failed.

  • I ask you—not for my own sake, but for that of our noble art.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • She won for herself and her noble art the genuine and lasting sympathy of the world at large.

    Women of Modern France (Illustrated) Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
  • Surgery was once a noble art; it is now, as well, a noble science.

  • Hence the noble art of self-defence, as it was styled magniloquently, found supporters in every class of society.

  • Now, Francis Stafford knew but little of the noble art of fencing.

    In Doublet and Hose Lucy Foster Madison
  • And now for one hour's forgetfulness, and the joys of the noble art.

    Hypatia Charles Kingsley
  • Your pupil Navarrete has become faithless to you and the noble art of painting.

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