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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 ?
I held a high office," the Convict humbly replied, "and sold subordinate appointments.
That if his majesty, in consideration of your services, and pursuant to his own merciful disposition, would please to spare your life, and only give orders to put out both your eyes, he humbly conceived, that by this expedient justice might in some measure be satisfied, and all the world would applaud the lenity of the emperor, as well as the fair and generous proceedings of those who have the honour to be his counsellors.
In three days your friend the secretary will be directed to come to your house, and read before you the articles of impeachment; and then to signify the great lenity and favour of his majesty and council, whereby you are only condemned to the loss of your eyes, which his majesty does not question you will gratefully and humbly submit to; and twenty of his majesty's surgeons will attend, in order to see the operation well performed, by discharging very sharp-pointed arrows into the balls of your eyes, as you lie on the ground.
I am very sure that you do, sir," the clerk answered humbly.
Today, therefore, I crept humbly to my seat and sat down in such a crouching posture that Efim Akimovitch (the most touchy man in the world) said to me sotto voce: "What on earth makes you sit like that, Makar Alexievitch?
But I implore you, whilst I go and practice patience, that your majesty will deign to notice those poor people who have for so long a time besieged your ante-chamber, and come humbly to lay a petition at your feet.
He raised himself up and looked round, and after a minute rose and walked humbly down to the lowest bench, and sat down on the very seat which he had occupied on his first Sunday at Rugby.
Then rising, he answered: "Commander of the Faithful, I crave your pardon humbly, for my persistence in beseeching your Highness to do an action which appears on the face of it to be without any meaning.
If they should not, it will be too heavy for me, and I must humbly apply to his majesty in whose service I am a sufferer; but this, and a much greater sum would be an insufficient compensation for the constant distress and anxiety of mind I have felt for some time past, and must feel for months to come.
When Blanche quarrelled with Strickland she had only to leave him, and her husband was waiting humbly to forgive and forget.
But, at the same time, if any honest reader shall have derived more pain than pleasure from its perusal, and have closed the last volume with a disagreeable impression on his mind, I humbly crave his pardon, for such was far from my intention; and I will endeavour to do better another time, for I love to give innocent pleasure.
It suffers teetotal picnic-parties to encamp amid its savage hollows, and it humbly allows itself to be painted by the worst artists.