ennobling


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investing with dignity or honor

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tending to exalt

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Pros: Ostensibly ennobling - finally, a legal procedural just for liberals.
All of which suggests that the market for decent content and ennobling themes is very much alive, both in the United States and abroad, a comfort to anyone tempted to believe that the age of decency, innocence and old-fashioned values is forever behind us.
Evidently, through more earthly avenues: partly through the inspiring influence of nature but also, essentially and inescapably, through the ennobling agency of their work.
Gunderman urges us to consider the ennobling aspects of suffering as well as its detrimental effects.
2) Inspire a shared vision: envision an uplifting and ennobling future; enlist others in a common vision by appealing to their values, interests, hopes, and dreams.
Champions of state support for culture understand the arts as an ennobling, uplifting enterprise.
Stephen Jaeger, Ennobling Love: In Search of a Lost Sensibility (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999).
They manifest an ennobling "quiet dignity and self-sacrifice" which is also a "rebuke to those who whine over less formidable problems.
His music always strikes these ears as tightly disciplined in form but richly romantic in spirit, a most rewarding and indeed ennobling combination of virtues.
It is this status of being a victim in a long series of victims of this process, of being at the forefront of those who strive to reverse this process that renders Karim's imprisonment/sacrifice ennobling.
Another omission concerns the development of Kwanzaa by humanist counselor Ron Karenga, who desired a Christmas-like celebration for African Americans that spoke to ennobling character issues instead of supernaturalism.
Consequently, the philosophic enterprise, insofar as it is engaged in a necessarily unsuccessful striving for an unattainable goal, partakes of certain elements of tragedy, including the tragic sense that such striving is somehow ennobling.
A revolution that rises up and simply demands the fruits of technological development, unconditionally, not because it's ennobling but because it's fun, not because we deserve it but because they don't deserve to have it to themselves, and because we want it.
Poverty was not voluntary, as right-wingers claim; nor was it ennobling, as some left-wingers claim.