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Definitions of humble

  1. of low birth or station (` base' is archaic in this sense); " baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; " of humble ( or lowly) birth"
  2. cause to be unpretentious; " This experience will humble him"
  3. marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; " a humble apology"; " essentially humble... and self- effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B. K. Malinowski
  4. used of unskilled work ( especially domestic work)
  5. low or inferior in station or quality; " a humble cottage"; " a lowly parish priest"; " a modest man of the people"; " small beginnings"
  6. Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.
  7. Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; thinking one's self ill- deserving or unworthy, when judged by the demands of God; lowly; waek; modest.
  8. Hornless. See Hummel.
  9. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.
  10. To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self- sufficiently of; to make meek and submissive; - often used rexlexively.
  11. To make submissive; subdue.
  12. Low: meek, modest.
  13. To bring down to the ground: to lower: to mortify: to degrade.
  14. HUMBLENESS.
  15. HUMBLY.
  16. To lower; bring down; degrade.
  17. To make humble; humiliate; lower.
  18. Having or manifesting a lowly opinion of oneself; meek; unpretending; lowly.
  19. Tow; mean; modest; meek.
  20. To lower; to abase; to abase the pride of; to make humble.
  21. Lowly; modest; meek; poor, as in humble circumstances; low, as opposed to high.
  22. To bring down; to reduce low; to subdue; to degrade; to mortify.
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Usage examples for humble

  1. I am, Sir, Your most humble, faithful Servant. – Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare by D. Nichol Smith
  2. " I am not saucy; I am very humble. – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  3. That makes me feel very humble. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  4. And in rather humble circumstances, perhaps? – In And Out by Edgar Franklin
  5. He never forgot his humble home, or felt above his poor relations. – Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children by Grace Greenwood
  6. She addressed gracious and yet humble remarks to them: I see you are painting my sweet little home. – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  7. One that could put up with our humble ways, and be satisfied with what I could do to make them comfortable. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  8. Like your humble servant? – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  9. " No sign has come to me," I said, " and yet I have had a part in the play, humble enough, I admit, and I believe that I have still a part." – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  10. An overpresumption in one so humble! – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  11. Mrs. Ridding, your humble servant- say, look at this. – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  12. " If I win the day," said he, " I shall have many better horses; but if I lose it, the poor creature would be useless to me in my very humble walk of life, or my more probable walk out of it." – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  13. He is of humble birth, but he stands above the greatest in genius and gifts, and will rise to high things." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. I had left him my property, I had educated him, and I said, by being brought up in a humble position, he will be cured of pride, and will make a better man. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  15. I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, Sir, your most obedient and most humble servant, Th: Jefferson. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  16. And yet you are here, before my humble self. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  17. It all made her feel very humble and solemn. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  18. If 'twas my humble thanks, well, you shall have no more of them then, nor no more servants. – The-Love-Letters-of-Dorothy-Osborne-to-Sir-William-Temple-1652-54 by Osborne, Dorothy
  19. He was kind to the poor, walked much, talked to himself as he walked, and was known by the humble sort as " a'centric." – The Translation of a Savage, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  20. He came out with his old humble opinion. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
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