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  • adj. Not ennobled.


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un- +‎ ennobled


  • How a junior branch should be ennobled, the elder branch remaining not ennobled, _that_ by itself seems mysterious; but how the unennobled branch should, in some sense peculiarly English, bear itself loftily as the depository of a higher consideration (though not of a higher rank) than the duke's branch, this is a mere stone of offence to the continental mind.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843

  • These 'most humble'creatures, to be sure, despite all their humility before their master andsource of livelihood, have always demonstrated the greatest arrogance towardthe rest of humanity, and worst of all when they pass themselves off withshameful effrontery on their sinful fellow men as the only' monarchists '; this is real gall such as only these ennobled or even unennobled tapewormsare capable of!

    Mein Kampf

  • That settled the matter, for as the acting commandant of the Spanish garrison of Leyden had chosen to refer to his official position, it was impossible to question his right of precedence over a number of folk, who, although prominent in their way, were but unennobled Netherlander burghers.

    Lysbeth, a Tale of the Dutch

  • It may be taken almost as a rule by the unennobled ones of this country, that the sudden possession of a title would at once raise the price of every article consumed twenty per cent.

    The Eustace Diamonds

  • There was much mourning in England among all sorts of people for this rarely noble, unennobled man.

    Queen Victoria, her girlhood and womanhood

  • Rome, with no distinction of family or letters, no claim of station or of office, great simply in the attraction with which a Divine Power had gifted him? and yet thus humble, thus unennobled, thus empty-handed, he has achieved the glorious title of Apostle of Rome.

    The Idea of a University Defined and Illustrated: In Nine Discourses Delivered to the Catholics of Dublin

  • Visions of close and dear companionship appealed to me but the more strongly for my wanderings in the wilderness, my grasping at pleasures unennobled by thought or feeling.

    The Country Doctor

  • It is in this sense that Jove's jealous, ever-quarrelsome, spouse represents the political sacerdotal 'cultus', the church, in short, of republican paganism; -- a church by law established for the mere purposes of the particular state, unennobled by the consciousness of instrumentality to higher purposes; -- at once unenlightened and unchecked by revelation.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2


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