I'm a bit unsure about this sentence: "귀족으로서 좀 더 긍지 높은 자세를 갖추세요!"

So the situation before that is that someone make a mistake, and thus she was scolded like that. I translate it as "as a noble, please behave with more pride!" but somehow i feel it was a bit weird...

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귀족으로서 좀 더 긍지 높은 자세를 갖추세요!

From Papago:

Be more proud of yourself as a nobleman.

Let's break down the sentence based on page linked above:

귀족으로서 -> 귀족 + 으로서
귀족 = nobleman
으로서 = "as" in the sense of "as a teacher
An example sentence from the linked page above:

선생님으로서 네가 잘못하는 것을 보고만 있을 수는 없다.
As a teacher, I cannot just see you doing wrong.

So the above sentence would be something like

As a nobleman(woman)....

좀 더 => a bit more

긍지 => pride
높은 => from 높다 => high
자세 => attitude
갖추세요 => from 갖추다+(으)세요 => 갖추다 => prepare, possess

Based on the context given the question itself, I think a close translation of this sentence could be

As a nobleman, show a bit more pride.


Usually, when a person made a mistake, then we can say

1) 그게 뭐냐 ? What is it ?

2) 똑바로 해라 정신 안 차릴래 ? Please do it correctly. Be careful

3) 작은 거에 너무 신경 쓰지마 Ignore trivial things

That is, with respect to several situations we have various corresponds.

Further, sometimes a noble can make a trivial mistake. Surely, it is usual that usual guy makes such mistakes. But a noble has several safety so that it is unusual that he makes such mistake. Hence when usual guy makes such mistake, we comment to prohibit a recurrence but for a noble guy, we comment about his forthcoming behaving

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