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  • adv. in an ignoble manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an ignoble manner; basely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an ignoble manner; unworthily; dishonorably; meanly; basely: as, ignobly born; the troops fled ignobly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a currish manner; meanspiritedly


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  • Montors 'love for her, so goaded and allured the outcome of their talk -- "ignobly," as she said, -- that a clean-handed gentleman would come at three o'clock for Perion de la Forêt, and guide a thief toward unmerited impunity.

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  • “Has the Church experienced simplicity ignobly visited upon the liturgical life of the Western Church in recent decades,” Reid asked?

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  • The movement of man is ignobly simple, frantic flails of a swimmer, drowning in worry, hurry and usury


  • And not only has it failed in its management, but it has failed deplorably, ignobly, horribly.


  • In his sleep he was ignobly conquered, and Del Bishop, who was with him much, studied his restlessness and gave a ready ear to his mumbled words.

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  • There was a forerunner who ruled Egyptian waters for thousands of years, who influenced untold millions, who was revered and feared, whose images were emblazoned throughout the land, and who was finally ousted, ignobly: the crocodile god, Sobek.

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  • And so, waiting for Jasper, I feel strangely ashamed, as if I have found a safe haven and ignobly run away from the danger and fears of Wales.

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  • The experiment ends ignobly when news of the unauthorized experiment reaches the ears of a Sun reporter.

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  • Shuja's first reign ended rather ignobly with him having to accompany Elphinstone and the British entourage out of Peshawar, after which he journeyed to Kashmir and Lahore before petitioning the colonial government for permission to reside in British India. 3 In 1816 colonial authorities reluctantly agreed to Shuja's request and allowed him to reside in Ludiana.

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  • We tried to orient some of the foreign visitors in our group, but I was frankly embarrassed that our wonderful landmark was presented rather ignobly.

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