nobly

[noh-blee]
adverb
1.
in a noble manner.
2.
courageously; bravely; gallantly.
3.
splendidly; superbly; magnificently.
4.
of noble ancestry: nobly born.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English nobliche. See noble, -ly

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noble (ˈnəʊbəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a hereditary class with special social or political status, often derived from a feudal period
2.  of or characterized by high moral qualities; magnanimous: a noble deed
3.  having dignity or eminence; illustrious
4.  grand or imposing; magnificent: a noble avenue of trees
5.  of superior quality or kind; excellent: a noble strain of horses
6.  chem
 a.  (of certain elements) chemically unreactive
 b.  (of certain metals, esp copper, silver, and gold) resisting oxidation
7.  falconry
 a.  Compare ignoble designating long-winged falcons that capture their quarry by stooping on it from above
 b.  designating the type of quarry appropriate to a particular species of falcon
 
n
8.  a person belonging to a privileged social or political class whose status is usually indicated by a title conferred by sovereign authority or descent
9.  (in the British Isles) a person holding the title of duke, marquess, earl, viscount, or baron, or a feminine equivalent
10.  a former Brit gold coin having the value of one third of a pound
 
[C13: via Old French from Latin nōbilis, originally, capable of being known, hence well-known, noble, from noscere to know]
 
'nobleness
 
n
 
'nobly
 
adv

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Example sentences
He found that the same red blood colors all the lips that speak the language he
  so nobly praised.
She held them off, without sounding nobly grief-stricken or unnaturally
  cheerful or absent-minded or confused.
They've all done nobly by a noble horse opera, but none so nobly as its
  director.
Certainly as a testament of suffering nobly borne, which is what it will be
  generally taken for, it is exemplary.
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