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noh bi luh tee

  • n  a privileged class holding hereditary titles
  • n  the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
  • n  the state of being of noble birth

  • It is, as another great master, Akira Kurosawa, said, "the kind of cinema that flows with the serenity and nobility of a big river"the river of life as it is ordinarily lived .
  • Instead of being treated as onlookers to the arrival of the colonial power, either passive or menacing, here the Africans are center stage, capable all the while of nobility but .
  • Antique dealers, garage proprietors, members of the nobility and bargemen were among those arrested.

  • Conrad Black in International Herald Tribune
    I will not re-enact the French Revolutionary renunciation of the rights of the nobility,Black said when asked about his use of the corporate jet for a vacation on the South Pacific island of Bora Bora.
  • Wynton Marsalis in Forbes
    In a 1988 essay in The New York Times, Wynton Marsalis wrote of Roach: "All great instrumentalists have a superior quality of sound, and his is one of the marvels of contemporary music. ...... The roundness and nobility of sound on the drums and the...
  • Costas Karamanlis in Reuters
    Greece grieves the loss of a rare human being, an important creator and a true friend,Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said in a statement. "His passion, energy, fighting spirit and nobility will never be forgotten."

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