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Rossetti's solipsist waivers momentarily, not because he fears being mocked by the hostile regard the Pictor imagines arising from those who equate artifact with artist, but because he knows that nobility and ignobility are possible consequences of his creative endeavor: "Of the same lump (it has been said) / For honour and dishonour made"(182-83).
If, therefore, we want to avoid the ignobility of anonymous condemnation, we might design a system in which at least some of us were forced to acknowledge what we do.
The dignity and sanctity of the bodies of the dead are violated - through the graphic description of their variably maimed states, which further affirm the utter ignobility of their deaths.
The reticence of another, less likely Birch prototype -- Robert Townsend -- attest to the ignobility of spying.
This contrast in itself is enough to disqualify the meaning 'source' for [Unknown Text Omitted]: the inferiority of the tail lies not in the fact that it is not the source, but in the ignobility of its function.
Young gives ignobility a tonic quality in this book, but in the world he's describing, one stinky creep is much like another.
Let us waive such objections as the resentment of the many against the exception of the few, however obtained, and the ignobility of the wish for it, the breah of solidarity with the common mortal lot.
In our day the ignobility of government was first spotlighted by Watergate.