humbly


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hum·ble

 (hŭm′bəl)
adj. hum·bler, hum·blest
1. Marked by meekness or modesty in behavior, attitude, or spirit; not arrogant or prideful.
2. Showing deferential or submissive respect: a humble apology.
3. Low in rank, quality, or station; unpretentious or lowly: a humble cottage.
tr.v. hum·bled, hum·bling, hum·bles
1. To cause to feel humble: "He was humbled by the lack of consolation in Kornblum's expression" (Michael Chabon).
2. To cause to have a lower condition or status; abase.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin humilis, low, lowly, from humus, ground; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

hum′ble·ness n.
hum′bler n.
hum′bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.humbly - in a humble mannerhumbly - in a humble manner; "he humbly lowered his head"
2.humbly - in a miserly mannerhumbly - in a miserly manner; "they lived meanly and without ostentation"

humbly

Translations
بِتَواضُع
poníženě
auîmjúklega
pokorne
ponižno
alçakgönüllükle

humbly

[ˈhʌmblɪ] ADV
1. (= meekly) [say, act] → humildemente
2. (frm) (= respectfully) [ask] → humildemente; [suggest, propose] → humildemente, modestamente
to humbly apologise for sthdisculparse humildemente por algo
I most humbly beg your pardon/thank youle pido perdón/le doy las gracias con toda humildad
3. (= modestly) → humildemente
humbly bornde origen humilde

humbly

[ˈhʌmbli] adv [say] → humblement

humbly

adv (= unassumingly, with deference)bescheiden, demütig (esp Rel); (= in a lowly way)einfach, bescheiden; humbly bornvon niedriger Geburt; I humbly submit this little workin aller Bescheidenheit überreiche ich diese kleine Arbeit; she humbly apologizedsie entschuldigte sich kleinlaut or zerknirscht; he humbly agreed that he was wronger gab kleinlaut zu, dass er unrecht hatte; I most humbly beg your pardonich bitte ergebenst um Verzeihung

humbly

[ˈhʌmblɪ] advumilmente, modestamente

humble

(ˈhambl) adjective
1. not having a high opinion of oneself etc. You have plenty of ability but you're too humble.
2. unimportant; having a low position in society etc. a man of humble origins.
verb
to make (someone) humble. He was humbled by his failure.
ˈhumbly adverb
ˈhumbleness noun

see also humility.
References in classic literature ?
Her anger never lasted long, and having humbly confessed her fault, she sincerely repented and tried to do better.
My pursuits are peaceful, and my temper, I humbly trust, is greatly given to mercy and love," returned David, a little nettled at so direct an attack on his manhood; "but there are none who can say that I have ever forgotten my faith in the Lord, even in the greatest straits.
More than once I had seen a noble who had gotten his enemy at a disadvantage, stop to pray before cutting his throat; more than once I had seen a noble, after ambushing and despatching his enemy, retire to the nearest wayside shrine and humbly give thanks, without even waiting to rob the body.
She would give her own child a light pat and say humbly, "Lay still, Marse Tom," then give the real Tom a pat and say with severity, "Lay still, Chambers
In this state I appeared before my master, humbly entreating him to interpose his authority for my protection.
I humbly entreat my Redeemer to give me strength to lead henceforth a purer life than I have done hitherto
I was eighteen last birthday," she answered, humbly, without looking up at him.
He embraced her, solemnly commended her to Heaven, and humbly thanked Heaven for having bestowed her on him.
She was very earnestly and humbly entreating Miss Murdstone's pardon, which that lady granted, and a perfect reconciliation took place.
Jaggers waved them behind again, and humbly fell back and were heard no more.
But Godfrey thrust her away without looking at her, and left the room, followed humbly by the unresenting Snuff--perhaps because she saw no other career open to her.
It suffers teetotal picnic-parties to encamp amid its savage hollows, and it humbly allows itself to be painted by the worst artists.