Your humble servant

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Related to Your humble servant: valediction
phrases of civility formerly often used in closing a letter, now archaic; - at one time such phrases were exaggerated to include Your most humble, most obedient servant.

See also: Servant

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It was your humble servant," said Athos, simply, and bowing.
This is Count Rostov, squadron commander, and I am your humble servant.
The miserly little wretch not only tried to conceal his greedy desire to save his own pockets by securing the allowance of pin-money left to his wife, but absolutely persisted in ignoring the plain fact that his visit to me sprang from the serious pecuniary interest which he and Annabella now had in the life and health of your humble servant.
He laid claim to an astonishing and imaginary string of achievements, gloating that he "invented" the trench system "and today the trench system is credited all along the front to your humble servant.
Neither Russia, nor your humble servant, nor officials have any links whatsoever to these events," Putin was quoted as saying by RIA news agency.
That pattern might be vastly preferable to absorbing the 10 hours in a concentrated burst, as your humble servant did, which made the unrelenting earnestness of it all feel stately but also somewhat ponderous.
Anyone who watches this material, will learn not from your humble servant," says Putin, "but from true masters.