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ennoble

verb a higher position, adorn, advance, aggrandize, bestow honor upon, boost, build up, canonize, confer an honor, consecrate, deify, dignify, distinguish, erect, exalt, glorify, grace, heighten, hold aloft, honor, knight, lift, lionize, look up to, magnify, praise, promote, prop, put on a pedestal, raise, sanctify, uplift
See also: advance, honor, raise
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I see no reason why the suffering caused by disease or trauma should be particularly ennobling.
Ennobling Love begins with two textual moments which the author takes as representative of `a sensibility now dead and buried'.
Similarly, Hassun's disavowal of his former beliefs and his severing of his former affiliations amount not to an act of betrayal or disloyalty but to disavowing dalal and receiving God's huda, an act that has divine sanction and is therefore fully legitimate, nay, ennobling.
Although it is withdrawn from explicit presence in Hyland's account, might not one suspect that thumos lies concealed in one of the two attitudes towards finitude contrasted with the preferred one of finite transcendence, that is, the attempt to dominate, as well as in the paternal side of Eros's parentage, Poros (Resourcefulness), which contributes to the allegedly ennobling aspect of philosophy's ever unsuccessful striving for wisdom?
But if the goal of national self-improvement only could be achieved by ramming ennobling legislation down everybody's throats, then the Clintons were prepared to go that route as well.
Promoting the ideology of the conservative English aristocracy into which he was born, Mallock (1849-1923) decries the diminishing influence of personal restraint and ethical discrimination, the ennobling of plebiscitary democracy, and the state control of the means of production.
Only when reaching its climactic confrontation does the film exaggerate and/or tidy-up significant elements of Bissinger's account to rally the film toward its necessary ennobling finale.
The spirit is robustly and explicitly functional, borne of an inevitable economy of means, but this does not lessen the ennobling effect of the architecture.
Winning the culture war requires us not only to understand the baneful effects of the "diabolical bawling and twanging" of today's popular music but also to seek out the refining and even ennobling influence of music at its best.
It suggests that even a violent man may awaken to the possibility of an entirely different way of life, to discover the possibility of an integrating and ennobling purpose, and thus embark on a quest, this time not for evil, but for goodness.
Playing everything from standards such as "Darn That Dream" to some Lennie Tristano compositions and even a couple of pieces by Bach, Marsh and Konitz exude a love for music and a level of professionalism that are inspiring and ennobling.
In reaction to the ennobling of the parlementary magistrates, they set up their own order which, despite its appearance as a corps, lacked some traditional disciplinary strictures.