What does the word nobility mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Honore de Balzac
  3. With me, boy, there is but one nobility, and Nature signs its charter. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton