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noblesse oblige
used in The Age of Innocence

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the obligation or responsibility of those of privilege to be honorable and generous towards those who are less privileged (often used ironically)
  • 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.
    Chapter 27 (76% in)

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