Mitt Romney started off this campaign cycle as a noblesse oblige candidate.
The Romney-Ryan ticket now seems to be all noblesse, no oblige.
What if charity—giving out of love or noblesse oblige or religious commitment—doesn't go far enough?
In an update of Nancy Mitford's 'noblesse Oblige', The Telegraph has this handy guide, entitled, “What type of RP do you speak?”
This thought fell into the hands of the people, who framed of it a weapon against the noblesse, the throne, and religion.
He likened the king to the sun and the "noblesse" to the moon.
This would ruin him with the Tiers-Etat, and it is not possible he could continue long to give satisfaction to the noblesse.
But this is only the Brussels of the noblesse and the foreigners.
Mme. de Bargeton's presence of mind put an end to the jeremiads of the noblesse.
James, perhaps least of all the Stuarts, illustrated the principle of noblesse oblige.
early 13c., "noble birth or condition," from Old French noblece "noble birth, splendor, magnificence" (Modern French noblesse), from Vulgar Latin *nobilitia, from Latin nobilis (see noble (adj.)). French phrase noblesse oblige "privilege entails responsibility" is attested in English first in 1837.