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  • adj. Not noble.


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non- +‎ noble


  • It is hard to read the history of this time period without feeling appalled: by how slaves were treated, by how Native Americans were treated, by how the common nonnoble English people were treated.


  • During the same period, a nonnoble Aymara Indian, Julián Apaza, taking the name Túpac Katari, gathered an Indian army to lay siege to La Paz, which was temporarily broken by royal troops.

    f. Insurrections

  • I use the term to indicate nonnoble people of property, living primarily in towns—those Goubert p. 221 calls “the bourgeoisie as a style of living, an enduring type of person living off his income from investments.”

    Savoring The Past

  • Exquisite food was valued by the aristocracy, therefore, one of the ways nonnoble or newly noble families could advance their social ambitions was by offering meals that were too good to refuse.

    Savoring The Past

  • These families, without ever losing sight of their nonnoble roturier background, were in the process of acquiring the attributes and manner of life of the nobility.

    Savoring The Past


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