nobly


nobly

adverb

  1. in a noble manner.
  2. courageously; bravely; gallantly.
  3. splendidly; superbly; magnificently.
  4. of noble ancestry: nobly born.

adv.c.1300, “valorous, courageous, spirited,” from noble (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning “of or befitting noble birth or descent, of high ancestry” is from 1590s.

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