XXNO'BLY, adv.

1. Of noble extraction; descended from a family of rank; as nobly born or descended.

2. With greatness of soul; heroically; with magnanimity; as a deed nobly done. He nobly preferred death to disgrace.

3. Splendidly; magnificently. He was nobly entertained.

Where could an emperor's ashes have been so nobly lodged as in the midst of his metropolis and on the top of so exalted a monument?