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Unnobile, adj. [ME and e.m.E. vnnoble (Wyclif); Nobil(l adj.] Ignoble. — c1520-c1535 Nisbet 1 Cor. i 28.
And God chesis the vnnobile [W., P. vnnoble] thingis and despisabile thingis of the warld
c1520-c1535 Nisbet 1 Cor. iv 10.
We seek, bot ye stark; ye nobile, bot we vnnobile [W., P. vnnoble]

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