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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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Borges Nunes traced the beginnings of Gomes' post-mortem ennoblement to the 1590s Ricordi della Badia, Placido Puccinelli's seventeenth-century biography, and subsequently to Mariano Armellini.
By drawing the audience's attention to the efficiency and delightful refinement of language, the Novellino is committed to the project of civilizing human intercourse and to the ascending cities' urge for ennoblement.
The book documents the way in which Adonis, during his career as an education advisor to the Blair government and then as a Minister after his ennoblement, undertook a 'complete reinvention of the comprehensive school'.
There is also an ennoblement that accompanies the rhythmic alteration of the day and the night (Q 2:164) and the regularities in the movement of the sun, which traverses its course by the decree of the All-Knowing; and the moon--[for which God] has made stations [to traverse], till it becomes like an old [and withered] stalk of date-palm (Q 33:38-39).
Bourgeois culture can of course be condemned for preaching the spiritual ennoblement of the soul in an irrational and ugly world--the loneliness of the individual in an exploitative society, for example, 'is sublimated to metaphysical loneliness and, as such, is accorded the entire aura and rapture of inner plenitude alongside external poverty'.
Yet his point of view results in a subtle verminization of certain targeted groups and a consequent ennoblement of the forces of order.
We study the Republic because it formulates powerful criticisms of democracy that remain enduringly valid and troubling, criticisms that we would not have had the wit to formulate on our own--and because in reading it and wrestling with it, we are teaching our democracy to know itself better, and thereby contributing, not to the undermining of our democracy, but to its deepening, its resiliency, its ennoblement.
Epitomized for Balzac by the figure of the epicier "sniffl[ing] in the Theatre francais whenever Chatterton is played," and apparently undeterred by the prospect of their own symbolic implication in Vigny's indictment of a vulgar, money-fixated society ill-equipped to appreciate its most sublime authors, the members of this much broader public were ultimately the ones who consecrated the play's central image of authorial ennoblement through deprivation as they invested emotionally in the character's suffering.
No mention is made of the ability of Scottish mercenaries to receive senior or independent command or ennoblement from the kings of Denmark and Sweden in the first half of the 1600s.
It has to be about ennoblement, and the reassurance that there's another order of experience than the one we're normally given access to.
How exactly can you be a champion of Welsh nationalism on the one hand and allow Westminster confer an establishment ennoblement on the other?
We might call this the Ennoblement Fallacy, which often plagues Dick scholarship; it happens when commentators think they have to demonstrate Dick's literary value by showing he is a respectable writer, and comparing him to the classics.