• Plan of the Villa Of a Great Egyptian Noble
    Plan of the Villa Of a Great Egyptian Noble
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nobleness the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Nixon's Secretaries of State have won Noble Peace Prizes.
    • n Nobleness The quality or state of being noble; greatness; dignity; magnanimity; elevation of mind, character, or station; nobility; grandeur; stateliness. "His purposes are full honesty, nobleness , and integrity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nobleness The state or quality of being noble. Preëminence or distinction obtained by birth, or derived from a noble ancestry; distinguished lineage or rank; nobility.
    • n nobleness Greatness of excellence or worth; loftiness; excellence; magnanimity; elevation of mind; nobility.
    • n nobleness Stateliness; grandeur; magnificence.
    • n nobleness Excellence; choiceness of quality.
    • n nobleness Of metals, freedom from liability to rust.
    • n nobleness Synonyms See nobility and noble.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Nobleness the quality of being noble: excellence in quality: dignity: greatness by birth or character: ingenuousness: worth
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  • Thomas Dunn English
    Thomas Dunn English
    “Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
    “There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.”
  • Euripides
    “Noble fathers have noble children.”
  • J. Swartz
    J. Swartz
    “Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility it becomes rashness or obstinacy.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
    “Better not be at all than not be noble.”
  • Seneca
    “Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. nobilis, obs. gnobilisnoscĕre (gnoscĕre), to know.


In literature:

Her name is Noble, but it doesn't fit her.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
The merchants bowed low as the nobles approached.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
Some busy courtier will be eager to beat the covert and start the noble quarry, which the King desires to hunt down.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
Six years after the siege no clerk of Orleans would have thought of travestying Jeanne as a lady of noble birth.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
My noble husband never committed the crime with which he is charged.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
Proudest chief may fight the humblest, for like river's noble course, Noble deeds proclaim the warrior, and we question not their source!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
An elderly aristocratic beauty wearing nodding white plumes came in with a pallid young Roman noble dressed in the English fashion.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
The baroness lost a corner of the park, and had the grief of seeing a dozen noble old trees felled.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Conde was forced to leave Paris with the Protestant nobles, and from all parts of France the Huguenots marched to assist him.
"Saint Bartholomew's Eve" by G. A. Henty
The knight obeyed, but none of the high ladies or noble knights recognised him.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
I call all this a noble embodiment of a true noble thought.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
The town hall is a noble edifice, and the people are quite proud of it.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
An opera of "Faust," a very sad and noble rendering of that sad and noble story.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
What poet has paid so noble a tribute to every virtue?
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
To all noble Christian hearts of that era, what earthly enterprise so noble?
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
Ol' parade sho' sounds noble.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
The "Four Noble Truths," and the "Noble Eightfold Path".
"The Buddhist Catechism" by Henry S. Olcott
As to being noble, I am sure that he was noble.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
I was pronounced by all who saw me an offspring in every way worthy of my noble father and my beautiful mother.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
Nobles and lawyers long dwelt round St. Dunstan's and St. Bride's.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury

In poetry:

So noble a Lord
None serves in vain,
For the pay of my love
Is my love's sweet pain.
"Amor Mysticus" by John Hay
NOBLE be man,
Helpful and good!
For that alone
Distinguisheth him
From all the beings
Unto us known.
"The Godlike" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
CLOTALDO. Until I saw her
To a noble spouse united,
I her birth would not reveal.
It were now a long recital,
But the sum is, she's my child.
"Life Is A Dream - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Thoughts come warm from that deep fountain
Where the hidden feelings dwell,
First to thank thee, noble stranger,
Then to say a kind farewell.
"The Orphan's Good-Bye" by Nora Pembroke
A comfortable farmer came
(BASSANIO TYLER was his name),
Who had no end of treasure.
He said, "My noble gal, be mine!"
The noble gal did not decline,
But simply said, "With pleasure."
"The Sensation Captain" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And she will keep, with all her soul's deep truth,
The lightest pledge which binds her love and life;
And she will be — no less in age than youth
My noble child will be — a noble wife.
"A Mother Gazes Upon Her Daughter" by Henry Timrod

In news:

Crouched like cats on the roof of Noble: An American Cookery (2025 Sansom St.) are three planters visible to upstairs diners through as many pitched skylights.
Cameron Martin is a freelance writer and contributor to the New York Times, the Daily Beast, Yahoo Sports, and Barnes & Noble Review.
Performances from Barnes and Noble.
The ever-beleaguered NJN has a noble purpose.
For now, the nobles keep their seats.
A retrial is underway Tuesday morning for a Noble County teacher accused of inappropriately touching students.
She notes that the film doesn't tell the Robin Hood lore, the story of a noble outlaw who robs from the rich to give to the poor, instead being more of a prequel.
Donna Planty, Donna Noble, and Diane Taylor, all of River Road, Norwood, participated in Last year's walk/run.
The Tri-City Herald today reported that at 10:30 am Kennewick Police were notified of a hit and run in the Barnes & Noble store at Columbia Center Mall.
Author Ken Beckley will sign copies of ' Knuckleball ' April 20 at Barnes & Noble.
Dickey will be reading and signing books at Barnes & Noble.
He was born in Portland, the son of Adrien Arthur Noble Sr.
Courtesy of Barnes and Noble.
Barnes & Noble's Marriage of Necessity With Microsoft.
AUTOSPORT's Jonathan Noble brings you his regular column of life inside the paddock .

In science:

Thus, by the results of Noble , it may be computed in polynomial time for graphs with bounded tree width.
The Tutte-Potts connection in the presence of an external magnetic field
We thank Alain Brizard, Leslie Ann Goldberg, Maria Kiskowski, Steve Noble, Robert Shrock, Jim Stasheff, and especially Alan Sokal, for several informative conversations.
The Tutte-Potts connection in the presence of an external magnetic field
Noble, Evaluating a weighted graph polynomial for graphs of bounded tree-width, Electron, J.
The Tutte-Potts connection in the presence of an external magnetic field
This project is developed within the DARWIN Collaboration funded by ASPERA to prepare a proposal for the next generation of WIMP searches using noble liquids.
Search for WIMPs in liquid argon
The goal of future experiments using solid state detectors or noble liquids such as LAr or LXe is to reach 10−10 – 10 −11 pb, a sensitivity within theoretical predictions from supersymmetry.
Search for WIMPs in liquid argon
Abstract The random local mixture of a family of primitive substitution rules with noble mean in flation multiplier is investigated.
Random noble means substitutions
And when the d-band is full, the d-electrons only play little role; thus the adsorption energy is small, chemical activity is low, and the substrate is called noble.
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates
Besides H, the noble gases, and C, N, and O, these are the elements Cl, Br, I, In, Cs, Hg, Tl, Pb, Bi, from which Cl is one of the elements in the table.
Evolution of interstellar dust and stardust in the solar neighbourhood
Differently form other emissions of the planet (e.g., heat, noble gases), they are unique in that they can escape freely and instantaneously from Earth’s interior.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
The analysis of follows an alternative approach to justify the E fimov ef fect, the one that was proposed independently by Faddeev in and Amado and Noble in [66, 67] soon after the papers [7, 8] were sc → ¥) compopublished.
The ^4He trimer as an Efimov system
Noble: On Efimov’s effect: A new pathology of three-particle system s.
The ^4He trimer as an Efimov system
Noble: Efimov’s effect: A new pathology of three-particle systems.
The ^4He trimer as an Efimov system
The term duality has been used time and again in physics, always for very noble causes.
Target Space Duality in String Theory
Vcb | and |Vub | from inclusive semileptonic decays. A noble theoretical framework for the spectator model was then provided by the operator product expansion applied to inclusive decays of heavy quarks –.
Theoretical Review of B-physics
Progress on an RF system, longitudinal space-charge effects, the formation of short bunches a few ns in length, and instability questions was reported by Bob Noble .
Physics with a Millimole of Muons