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  • n. Plural form of noble.


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  • For me, when I read now of England, it seems as if all the hereditary legislators -- it is what you call your nobles, eh?

    Three Weeks

  • He created a veritable boatload of programmable robot musicians effectively a floating jukebox designed to entertain nobles as they drank and lounged at royal pool parties.

    Automata in the Ancient World

  • But when many years had come and gone, and when Scyld Scefing felt that death drew near, he called his nobles to him and told them in what manner he fain would pass.

    A Book of Myths

  • Rejoiced, he called his nobles together, divided his treasure among them, and appointed his successor, Lohurasp, whom he commanded to be the woof and warp of justice.

    National Epics

  • Government demanded that compensation should be made to certain German nobles whose feudal rights over their peasantry had been abolished in

    A History of Modern Europe, 1792-1878

  • All their princes shall be nothing, saith the prophet, and when they call their nobles to the kingdom, none shall be there.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • You build castles (think companies as in Acquire), grow those castles, add little units called nobles into the castles, and merge the castles.

    Boardgame News

  • Portuguese, flourished in nobles and palaces, in agriculture and manufactures, under the more prosperous reign of the Arabs,

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • I thought about the friends he had mourned to leave, the trombone-player, the great forest full of game -- belonging, as Antonia said, to the 'nobles' -- from which she and her mother used to steal wood on moonlight nights.

    My Antonia

  • Delight herself had only seen likenesses of the wave-runners, tile mosaics on the bathhouse walls, tapestries in nobles’ houses.

    The Grace of the Foolish « A Fly in Amber


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