Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an ignoble manner; basely.

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  • adverb in an ignoble manner

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  • adverb in a currish manner; meanspiritedly

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Examples

  • 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.

    Domnei A Comedy of Woman-Worship

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

    "Benedict XVI on Church Art and Architecture": Summary of the Papers Delivered

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

    Revolution

  • 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.

    CHAPTER 15

  • 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.

    Richard Bangs: Quest for the Lord of the Nile

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

    Squirrelville

  • 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.

    Richard Bangs: Quest for the Lord of the Nile

  • 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.

    The Red Queen

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

    The Angriest Man In Television

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

    The Angriest Man In Television

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