Thesaurus / ignoble
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Noble ambition—worthy of a less ignoble cause—a better fate!
Why did she not insist on informing her husband at least of her cousin's lapse, of her ignoble stratagem?
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He watches the budding of evil instincts, the ignoble habits idly acquired in degradation.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
As there are many Corsican policemen on the Continent they use this euphemism to designate the ignoble calling they follow.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
“Fine writing,” the subjection of noble words to ignoble service, is to be avoided.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
The ignoble action of the English government brought Mazzini into English political life.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
He kept to the same ignoble counsel that had so wrought disrepute for Mr. Croker.
How therefore, and avoid laughter, may one wax stately in any telling of its ignoble details?
Adventure was not dead out of the land, it seemed, although this was a rather sordid and ignoble brand.
THE FLOCKMASTER OF POISON CREEKGEORGE W. OGDEN
They have to pull and haul with the marines, and to clean the decks, and to do various ignoble duties below.
PETER THE WHALERW.H.G. KINGSTON
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