ignobility


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Synonyms for ignobility

the quality of being ignoble

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Listen to the paragon of ignobility, the Greek soldier Thersites, badger Agamemnon, "in his catchy whine," to bring the troops home now:
To what extent were you seeking to illuminate issues of ignobility that existed in the GDR?
And: "out of the material and spiritual battle which has gone so hardly with her Ireland has emerged with many memories of beliefs, and with one belief-- a belief in the incurable ignobility of the forces which have overcome her.
They came to "unplug" from the ignobility of consumer society, to find an existence that was at once less fragmented and more self-sufficient.
Bedouins are close in nature to camels; if you treat a camel well, it will give you everything it has got - But if you treat it with ignobility it will hold a grudge," explained Abu Fagr, maintaining that the government has not yet been able to speak the language of the Bedouins.
the United States from attaching any badge of ignobility to a
When she draws a knife and the messenger runs, Cleopatra herself moralizes this dramatization of a bad-news messenger's unhappy lot in 'Some Innocents scape not the thunderbolt' (TLN 1123), while acknowledging the ignobility of her own behaviour ('These hands do lacke Nobility', TLN 1129).
A nation turns its laughing eyes to them, although some fans have embraced the ignobility by setting up a Web site (www.
Frank's bestial anger suddenly showed us all our own baseness, the ignobility that we bad sought, through all our bravado and banter, to overpaint with self-importance.
However, the patron subsequently delivers an impassioned speech on the ignobility of human nature and the dispossession of blacks caused by the institution of slavery.