What does the word ennoble mean?

Usage examples for ennoble

  1. " It rests with the lovely artist yonder," he added, glancing kindly at Barbara, " whether she will now ennoble with her wonderful voice the singing of the boy choir. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. " I feel it deeply that love must ennoble, not crush me," wrote the poet Korner; and again, " Your sweet name was my talisman, which led me undefiled through youth's wild storms, amid the corruption of the times, and protected my inner sanctum." – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  3. Let us learn that our brethren claim benefit from our trials, as well as from our good things, and seek to ennoble our griefs by bearing them for " His body's sake, which is the Church." – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren