Nobly No"bly, adv. 1. Of noble extraction; as, nobly born or descended. [1913 Webster]

2. In a noble manner; with greatness of soul; heroically; with magnanimity; as, a deed nobly done. [1913 Webster]

3. Splendidly; magnificently. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Illustriously; honorably; magnanimously; heroically; worthly; eminently; grandly. [1913 Webster]

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  • nobly — (adv.) c.1300, valorous, courageous, spirited, from NOBLE (Cf. noble) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning of or befitting noble birth or descent, of high ancestry is from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • nobly — [nō′blē] adv. 1. with noble courage or spirit; gallantly 2. a) idealistically; loftily b) excellently; splendidly 3. with noble heritage …   English World dictionary

  • nobly — no|bly [ˈnəubli US ˈnou ] adv 1.) in a morally good or generous way that should be admired ▪ They chose to die nobly rather than to betray their king. 2.) nobly born literary having parents who are members of the ↑nobility …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nobly — adverb 1 in a morally good or generous way that should be admired: great pain nobly borne 2 nobly born literary having parents who are members of the nobility (1) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nobly — /noh blee/, adv. 1. in a noble manner. 2. courageously; bravely; gallantly. 3. splendidly; superbly; magnificently. 4. of noble ancestry: nobly born. [1250 1300; ME nobliche. See NOBLE, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • nobly — adverb In a noble manner. In the end he died nobly, trying to save the lives of others …   Wiktionary

  • nobly — noble ► ADJECTIVE (nobler, noblest) 1) belonging to the aristocracy. 2) having fine personal qualities or high moral principles. 3) imposing; magnificent. ► NOUN 1) (especially in former times) a person of noble rank or birth. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • nobly — adverb in a noble manner she has behaved nobly • Derived from adjective: ↑noble …   Useful english dictionary

  • nobly — adverb see noble I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nobly — Synonyms and related words: abundantly, acutely, amazingly, amply, astonishingly, awesomely, bigheartedly, blamelessly, chivalrously, conscientiously, conspicuously, copiously, creditably, decently, elaborately, elegantly, eminently, emphatically …   Moby Thesaurus

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