[ UK /nə‍ʊbˈɪlɪti/ ]
[ US /noʊˈbɪɫəti/ ]
  1. a privileged class holding hereditary titles
  2. the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
  3. the state of being of noble birth
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How To Use nobility In A Sentence

  • Virtue is the only true nobility
  • Both François Massialot, in Le Cuisinier roïal et bourgeois, and Menon, in Le Cuisinière bourgeoise, speak of the bourgeois kitchen as simple in style and limited in possibilities, but where special occasions required special efforts, indicating that for them the term designated a style of life and social position beneath that of the nobility. Savoring The Past
  • Yet, more serious is the blunder in his statement "the Finzi-Continis moved out of society altogether and began to cultivate what B's father sees as absurd pretensions to nobility (the name Finzi-Contini in Italian actually suggests 'fake little counts'). Bassani's Father
  • As a member of the nobility, he had certain rights and responsibilities: he could raise troops and command them in the field, he held his own courts of justice, he could coined his own money.
  • The principal beneficiaries of these grants were the middling and lesser nobility.
  • These terms were agreeable to the Magyar aristocracy, but could not satisfy the revolutionaries or moderates among the lesser nobility.
  • Music of the highest nobility crawled forth like toothpaste squeezed from an unending tube. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is true that mormaers are found inland, but an analogy may be made with Carolingian border officials ‘margrave’ and ‘marquis’ which became titles for members of the nobility far away from a frontier.
  • But the English nobility keep themselves to themselves and only dine with the pick of the bunch.
  • In 1808 the imperial nobility was completed with the ranks of count, baron, and chevalier, all of them hereditary.
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