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Humble meaning

humble - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.
  2. 2. Hornless. See Hummel.
  3. 3. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To lower; bring down; degrade.

humble - examples of usage

  1. Do not forget old friends or former worthy companions, however humble, but treat them with kindness and consideration. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. His tone was humble, and made her smile at him. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. And yet Katharine's voice was humble. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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