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noblesse oblige -- (French)
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The Age of Innocence
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  • An adventurer like Lemuel Struthers might build up the millions of his Shoe Polish on any number of shady dealings; but unblemished honesty was the noblesse oblige of old financial New York.

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  • As for you and me, noblesse oblige’—he watched me narrowly.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • His sense of noblesse oblige will cost him his life at the hands of Patroklos.
    Homer  --  The Iliad

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