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Usage examples for noblesse

  1. Lucien saw the dignified face of M. de Negrepelisse, the old provincial noble, a relic of the old French noblesse, sitting beside Nais. – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  2. Female emancipation is not quite complete even in America, and noblesse oblige! – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  3. The Hollanders reported to me a great while since that all the noblesse of England were of the King's party, and none but mechanics of the Parliament party, and not a gentleman among them; now I thought to try you, and to shame you if you could not dance; but I see that you are a gentleman and have been bred a gentleman, and that makes me say the Hollanders are lying fellows, to report that there was not a gentleman of the Parliament's party, when I see by you chiefly, and by many of your company, that you are gentlemen. – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke
  4. The doctrine of noblesse oblige was one of the most beautiful of human conventions. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  5. D'Azay and Lafayette will assuredly be nominated from the noblesse. – Calvert of Strathore by Carter Goodloe
  6. For la noblesse Anglaise it was different. – The Motor Maid by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  7. " Noblesse oblige," said Ascher. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  8. The ruffian whom we read of, a little time ago, who stabbed a young woman because she was breaking from him to take the arm of another man whom she preferred, acted upon the principle of the ministers, the noblesse, and the clergy of France. – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury
  9. Noblesse oblige, you know. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  10. For when I remember of her beauty and of her noblesse that was both with her king and with her, so when I saw his corpse and her corpse so lie together, truly mine heart would not serve to sustain my careful body. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone
  11. Noblesse oblige- to deeds of valiant daring In alien lands which other lords obey, And into farthest climes our standard bearing, To lead them captive 'neath our Master's sway. – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various
  12. You know that threadbare phrase, noblesse oblige? – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  13. The gentry served because they believed in noblesse oblige- with power and privilege went responsibility. – The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783 by Virginia State Dept. of Education
  14. Meanwhile the seeds planted on Friday mornings grew and flourished until " Noblesse oblige" became a natural and an actual attitude towards life. – Judy of York Hill by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
  15. From that day the noblesse was doomed. – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac
  16. But the Noblesse of the country, which constituted two thirds of that body, were far in their rear. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  17. Noblesse oblige- are you going to keep our name among the greatest in Rome, or are you going to let it fall like that of the Carpazzi? – The Title Market by Emily Post
  18. Vanity is the secret of noblesse oblige; not radical virtue- since we are beginning to be bookish again. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  19. Also Merlin let make there a bed, that there should never man lie therein but he went out of his wit, yet Launcelot de Lake fordid that bed through his noblesse. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  20. It's not- Noblesse oblige, said Robin, with his hand on his heart. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
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