1 [U] quality of being noble in mind, character, birth or rank 高尚的思想或品格; 高贵的出身或地位
*Her nobility of character made her much admired. 她的高尚品格令人钦佩.
2 the nobility [Gp] people of noble birth or rank 贵族
*a member of the British nobility 英国贵族的一员
* marry into the nobility 与贵族成员结婚. Cf 参看 aristocracy.
the group of people in some countries who belong to the highest social class and have titles such as 'Duke' or 'Countess'
= the aristocracy[U]
the quality of being noble the nobility of his intentions
1. He felt proud of being a member of the nobility. 他为自己是贵族一员而感到骄傲。
2. Apparently the main point of his nobility was that he had neither wife nor servants, used his own axe to chop his own wood, and washed his own cups and saucers. 显然，他的高洁之处主要在于：他既没有妻子也没有仆人，自己动手用斧头砍柴，自己洗杯碟。