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Antonyms for lowborn

of humble birth or origins


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I had Kerry Hudson's new book Lowborn in my to-read pile for some time, but it took me a while to pluck up the courage to open it.
In Lowborn, Kerry revisits the towns she grew up in, the pins in the zigzagging of a map which saw her attend nine primary schools and five secondaries, living in B&Bs and council flats.
In this comedy, when the lowborn Monty Navarro finds out that he's eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path.
Shifting between the perspectives of dozens of characters and multiple pairs of lovers--but especially between the perspectives of Christian, Kirsten (through her diary), Peter, and Emilia--Tremain illustrates how the lowborn and the highborn alike suffer from the melancholy of love affairs gone wrong.
in the distinction between enemy Men and enemy Orcs, Tolkien is willing to accord some rights and respectability even to these fallen or lowborn humans fighting on Sauron's behalf, as when Aragorn--now King Elessar of Gondor--releases the Easterlings who had surrendered on the battlefield, makes peace with the swarthy men of the South, and frees the thralls of Mordor, granting them lands in that region.
The two grow up together as best friends, but when the lowborn young man becomes aware of the queen's destructive jealousy against him, he leaves the court, proves his valor, and marries the daughter of a nearby king.
Therein he praises God for having appointed Mary "to set free / his Churche owte of bondage," before going on to celebrate his queen for having brought to an end the "moste odyous Schysmys / this Royalme dyd late perturbe," those that had infected lowborn and highborn alike--"aswell of Nobles / as the rustycall Scrubbe"--for "aboue [...] twentye yearys full." However Forrest's praise also gives way to complaint, the poet observing that there were some in recent years who had defied and disobeyed the new order and their divinely appointed queen:
I my self wil not suffer, that they that be worst, and they that be best, should be served all a like." (35) As far as Coriolanus is concerned, to be lowborn and of "base" occupation is to be too soft in body, too loose in morals, and too effeminate in spirit to be a true warrior, or even to merit courteous speech from the "good and honest." His otherwise baffling tendency to utter whatever will most "anger" the plebeians in his path--also seen in his barb to the Citizen about what it means to be "common"--proves simply to be the way he attempts to embody Aristotle's or Xenophon's requirements for virtuous conduct.
Using Bronzino's famous portrait of Eleonora da Toledo in the Uffizi as an example, Dooley points out that rich fabrics and gorgeous clothing conveyed beauty and status in the Renaissance, a significant fact for both the illegitimate Giovanni and the lowborn Livia (p.
Highborn lords and ladies with lowborn aims are a constant resource of mock genres.
The Prose Merlin states that the kings reject Arthur's kingship because 'they were mad to have made such a lowborn man king and lord over them'.
Davos Seaworth, the lowborn smuggler knighted and raised to be Stannis's hand, was knocked off of his burning ship into the Blackwater, left to an uncertain fate.
One other poacher was seriously injured during a contact between the authority's rangers and six poachers between Zambezi Camp and K a Lowborn on the Zimbabwean side.
acknowledge the apparently lowborn Patie (the 'Gentle