Definition for NO'BLY

NO'BLY, adv.

  1. Of noble extraction; descended from a family of rank; as, nobly born or descended. Dryden.
  2. With greatness of soul; heroically; with magnanimity; as, a deed nobly done. He nobly preferred death to disgrace.
  3. Splendidly; magnificently. He was nobly entertained. Where could an emperor's ashes have been so nobly lodged as in the midst of his metropolis and on the top of so exalted a monument? Addison.

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