the nobility


: the group of people who are members of the highest social class in some countries

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Recent Examples on the Web Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon may be known for its violence, but the real tension and drama comes from the secrets traded between the nobility. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 19 Sep. 2022 When the character Captain Britain was first created by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe in 1976, the role was filled by Brian Braddock — a son of the nobility who was infused with mystical powers by the ancient wizard Merlin. Christian Holub,, 21 July 2022 Aspiring to the nobility of being a Steven, but can’t quite achieve this exalted state. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2022 That last line in particular is intriguing, given the ways in which the Yellowstone universe concerns itself with the romanticism of tradition, the nobility of the past—though only certain portions of it—and the passing-down of intergenerational trauma. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 18 Dec. 2022 Members of the nobility whispered plans to murder the mystic. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 27 Oct. 2022 Unfortunately, the fashionability of being vaccinated against smallpox amongst the nobility did not trickle down to the Russian population at large, particularly in the outer regions of the empire. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 19 Dec. 2021 In the north, Solomon knew, young oblates, the cherished daughters of gentlewomen, were given to the Lord out of the ranks of the nobility. Cynthia Ozick, Harper’s Magazine , 10 Apr. 2023 According to a new analysis released Monday, the complex was built or expanded around 240 A.D. to allow the very elite of the Roman world — possibly including emperors — to view the traditional production process, such was the importance of wine and agriculture to the nobility’s wealth and power. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 17 Apr. 2023 See More

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“The nobility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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