The funding they received from Members Project® just made their noble and necessary goals more achievable.
Lee Siegel on the current epidemic of political cowardice—and the death of the noble defeat.
Which is, in fact, the other major source of competitive pressure on Barnes and noble's bottom line.
My work is noble, I bring investments to the country and employ people.
“The vast majority are motivated by noble motives, rather than financial or self-aggrandizing,” Sweeney said.
In Glenkindie, 'Gib, his man,' is the vile betrayer of the noble harper and his lady.
Often he cursed himself as a wretch for paining that pure and noble heart.
There are examples of noble self-denial under these circumstances.
Above all, our noble jester succeeds in his mission of laugh-producing.
We know we are of noble blood because we have to take sarsaparilla all the time.
c.1200, "illustrious, distinguished; worthy of honor or respect," from Old French noble "of noble bearing or birth," from Latin nobilis "well-known, famous, renowned; excellent, superior, splendid; high-born, of superior birth," earlier *gnobilis, literally "knowable," from gnoscere "to come to know," from PIE root *gno- "to know" (see know). The prominent Roman families, which were "well known," provided most of the Republic's public officials.
Meaning "distinguished by rank, title, or birth" is first recorded late 13c. Sense of "having lofty character, having high moral qualities" is from c.1600. A noble gas (1902) is so called for its inactivity or intertness; a use of the word that had been applied in Middle English to precious stones, metals, etc., of similar quality (late 14c.), from the sense of "having admirable properties" (c.1300).
"man of rank," c.1300, from noble (adj.). The same noun sense also is in Old French and Latin. Late 14c. as the name of an English coin first issued in reign of Edward III.