He constantly endeavours to bring his language nearer to the real language of men; but it is to the real language of men, not on the dead level of their ordinary intercourse, but in certain select moments of vivid sensation, when this language is winnowed and ennobled
It was Hate--and it brought to him a measure of solace and of comfort, for it was a sublime hate that ennobled
him as it has ennobled
countless thousands since-hatred for Germany and Germans.
The very thought of her ennobled
and purified him, made him better, and made him want to be better.
Emily's influence had awakened the only earnest and true feeling which had ever ennobled
the popular preacher's life.
Tom's voice got lower and lower as he spoke, and his face was full of an emotion of which he need not be ashamed, for a very sincere love ennobled
him, making him humble, where a shallower affection would have been proud of its success.
He was a bit of a 'chouan'; born in Brittany of a parliamentary family, and ennobled
by Louis XVIII.
Your fellow-creature, who has sinned and has repented--you have the authority of the Divine Teacher for it--is your fellow-creature, purified and ennobled
Could this be the preacher whose words had charmed, purified, ennobled
When I view all beings not as special creations, but as the lineal descendants of some few beings which lived long before the first bed of the Silurian system was deposited, they seem to me to become ennobled
He who is undetected only gets worse, whereas he who is detected and punished has the brutal part of his nature silenced and humanized; the gentler element in him is liberated, and his whole soul is perfected and ennobled
by the acquirement of justice and temperance and wisdom, more than the body ever is by receiving gifts of beauty, strength and health, in proportion as the soul is more honourable than the body.
His blood boiled with honest British exultation, as he saw the name of Osborne ennobled
in the person of his son, and thought that he might be the progenitor of a glorious line of baronets.
For the Barnacles, as a group of themselves in creation, had an idea that such distinctions belonged to them; and that when a soldier, sailor, or lawyer became ennobled
, they let him in, as it were, by an act of condescension, at the family door, and immediately shut it again.
In each case, his intimate, unsentimental style ennobled
New Labour party donors and significant contributors to Blair's dotty schemes have been duly ennobled
or had knighthoods conferred on them.
He also paid tribute to former sports minister Mr Banks - who was ex-MP for West Ham and ennobled
as Lord Stratford last year.