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[noh-blee] /ˈnoʊ bli/ adverb 1. in a noble manner. 2. courageously; bravely; gallantly. 3. splendidly; superbly; magnificently. 4. of noble ancestry: nobly born. adv. c.1300, “valorous, courageous, spirited,” from noble (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning “of or befitting noble birth or descent, of high ancestry” is from 1590s.
n. c.1793, William Blake’s derisive name for the anthropomorphic God of Christianity.
[noh-bod-ee, -buhd-ee, -buh-dee] /ˈnoʊˌbɒd i, -ˌbʌd i, -bə di/ pronoun 1. no person; not anyone; no one: Nobody answered, so I hung up. noun, plural nobodies. 2. a person of no importance, influence, or power. /ˈnəʊbədɪ/ pronoun 1. no person; no-one noun (pl) -bodies 2. an insignificant person n. mid-14c., no body “no person noone,” […]
- Nobody home
modifier : Forrest Gump wears an expression of nobody’s-home innocuousness throughout the picture sentence This person is crazy, stupid, or feeble-minded; out to lunch (1919+) 1. No one is paying attention, as in She threw the ball right past him, yelling “Nobody home!” 2. The person being discussed is mentally impaired and so cannot understand, […]