nobility

Part of speech: noun

The state of being noble; the peerage; aristocracy.

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Usage examples "nobility":

  1. I include not, as you may suppose, in this general character, some of the nobility and officers, who having travelled, are polite and well informed. - "Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark", Mary Wollstonecraft.
  2. Her attitude, without, of course, having any of the conventional nobility of society, was not without the natural dignity of a modest young girl, who can look back upon her past life without a single cause for repentance. - "The Chouans", Honore de Balzac.
  3. With me, boy, there is but one nobility, and Nature signs its charter. - "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.