Examples of ennoble in a Sentence
a life ennobled by suffering
Her skill and talent ennoble her profession.
He was ennobled by the queen.
Recent Examples of ennoble from the Web
Cyrano similarly ennobles everyone around him, from Roxane to an initial toad like DeGuiche (John Taylor Phillips).
The narrative we’re given as Americans is that illness ennobles you.
Johnson writes, and damned if the human capacity for dawdling over Candy Crush and skipping after shiny objects isn’t convincingly ennobled here.
That calls for a new program and offers us a new opportunity to try and improve the systems currently in peril—and to ennoble the great things that are happening around us….
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Origin and Etymology of ennoble
Middle English ennobelen, from Middle French ennoblir, from Old French, from en- + noble noble
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
ENNOBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ennoble for English Language Learners
: to make (someone or something) better or more worthy of admiration
: to make (someone) a member of the nobility
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