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[noh-blee] /ˈnoʊ bli/
adverb
1.
in a noble manner.
2.
courageously; bravely; gallantly.
3.
splendidly; superbly; magnificently.
4.
of noble ancestry:
nobly born.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English nobliche. See noble, -ly
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  • 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.
  • It is for us the living to be dedicated to the unfinished work which they who fought and have thus far so nobly advanced.
  • Many law enforcement officers nobly serve their country not only at home but also abroad.
  • Griffin has nobly dedicated her life to helping rid the world of disease through her work with viruses.
Word Origin and History for nobly
adv.

c.1300, "valorous, courageous, spirited," from noble (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "of or befitting noble birth or descent, of high ancestry" is from 1590s.

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