ignobly

All Adverb
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  • Sure that he will not choose ignobly, I impose no fetters on his choice. Cited from What Will He Do With It, Lytton, Book 7
  • Each man would squat upon his clearing in the forest, ignobly independent, brutally content. Cited from The Quest of the Simple Life, by William J. Dawson
  • On their part, we hope none of these places will forget that it is bound to the arts and to itself not to build ignobly in memory of its great. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866, by Various
  • Would you have him cling ignobly to life like that poor dandy whom he has sent to herd with savages? Cited from The Captain of the Kansas, by Louis Tracy
  • Meaning that destiny had behaved ignobly to his father, after all. Cited from Clayhanger, by Arnold Bennett
  • She certainly has a most divine power of flinging herself away, whether nobly or ignobly, which forms both her strength and her weakness. Cited from The Power of Womanhood, or Mothers and Sons, by Ellice Hopkins
  • Broken thus in fortune and honour, Mr. Dombey yet falls not ignobly. Cited from Life of Charles Dickens, by Frank Marzials
  • For this manly avowal the assembly ignobly refused him the usual marks of respect and honor at his departure. Cited from The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus, by American Anti-Slavery Society
  • Why, after having so long infatuatedly clung to Guizot, did he at once ignobly relinquish him? Cited from Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle, by Clement K. Shorter
  • I have long felt about England as you do, and even made up my mind to it, so as to sit comparatively, if ignobly, easy on that score. Cited from Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes, V. 1, by Edward FitzGerald
  • The Italians are the worn-out scum of ancient Rome, getting the better of us ignobly. Cited from A Tramp's Sketches, by Stephen Graham
  • Of those who venture in the contest some achieve success; others strive feebly and fail ignobly. Cited from The Winning of the West, Volume Four, by Theodore Roosevelt
  • That was what the whole thing came back to -- that the development had not been somebody's else passing falsely, accepted too ignobly, for his. Cited from The Golden Bowl, Complete, by Henry James
  • Dear Mr. Ruskin, England has done terribly ill, ignobly ill, which is worse. Cited from The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. II (of 2), ed. by Kenyon
  • Yet shalt thou barter soul and pride For things ignobly vain! Cited from Old Spookses' Pass, by Isabella Valancy Crawford
  • Filling a noble office ignobly; doing a celestial task in a quietly infernal manner? Cited from Carlyle's "History of Friedrich II of Prussia V 21
  • For a few days, they were coming and going continually; while, thus ignobly fast by the foot, we were fain to give passive audience. Cited from Omoo, by Herman Melville
  • It is really a far more civilised thing, and often stands for a higher degree of force and honour, to be able to bear contradiction not ignobly. Cited from Father Payne, by Arthur Christopher Benson
  • For a moment, I was really in doubt whether the skilled hand of the great surgeon would not be ignobly employed in boxing my ears. Cited from Poor Miss Finch, by Wilkie Collins
  • Aye, noble uncle, thus ignobly used, Your nephew, late despised Richard, comes. Cited from King Henry VI, Part 1, by William Shakespeare
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