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ignoble
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
completely lacking nobility in character, quality or purpose
  • Thou didst promise them the bread of Heaven, but, I repeat again, can it compare with earthly bread in the eyes of the weak, ever sinful and ignoble race of man?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (59% in)
  • You pass by a little child, you pass by, spiteful, with ugly words, with wrathful heart; you may not have noticed the child, but he has seen you, and your image, unseemly and ignoble, may remain in his defenseless heart.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (88% in)
  • "You see, gentlemen, I couldn't bear the look of him, there was something in him ignoble, impudent, trampling on everything sacred, something sneering and irreverent, loathsome, loathsome.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (27% in)

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