from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The condition or quality of being ignoble or humble; unworthiness; meanness.
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- noun State or quality of being ignoble.
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- noun The state or condition of being
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- noun the quality of being ignoble
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"ignobleness" of seriously trying the reverse, and of lying with its very tongue, what are we to expect?
Latter-Day Pamphlets Thomas Carlyle 1838
No trace remains here of the ignobleness and the culture of colonialism.
For a brief instant she sensed dimly the ignobleness of her jealousy of his daughter.
Marjorie Dean High School Sophomore Pauline Lester
Therefore, said Handwan, he must mind that he did not rob of his empire the man with whom he sought alliance, nor bespatter her with the filth of ignobleness whom he desired to honour with marriage: else he would tarnish the honour of the union with covetousness.
The Danish History, Books I-IX Grammaticus Saxo
It were impossible for a wife, knowing her husband to be innocent, and resenting the ignobleness of a government which would thus refuse to a self-surrendered prisoner the courtesies the law allows to the lowest of criminals, to rest passively under conditions so alarming.
A belle of the fifties : memoirs of Mrs. Clay, of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-66, 1905
This is faint-heartedness and cowardice, ignobleness and unmanliness.
Food for the Lambs; or, Helps for Young Christians Charles Ebert Orr 1897
There was an ignobleness in it -- a self-absorption which was almost dishonour.
His Grace of Osmonde Being the Portions of That Nobleman's Life Omitted in the Relation of His Lady's Story Presented to the World of Fashion under the Title of A Lady of Quality Frances Hodgson Burnett 1886
You are bitter against the average man for his low morality; but that fault, on the whole, is directly traceable to the ignobleness of women.
The Odd Women George Gissing 1880
So closely is it packed in among buildings which suggest nothing but the sordid struggle for existence, that it looks depressed, ashamed, tainted by the ignobleness of its surroundings.
The Nether World George Gissing 1880
Could she live with such a man without sooner or later taking a taint of his ignobleness?
The Emancipated George Gissing 1880
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