humble


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Synonyms for humble

Synonyms for humble

having or expressing feelings of humility

lacking high station or birth

of little distinction

to deprive of esteem, self-worth, or effectiveness

Synonyms for humble

cause to be unpretentious

low or inferior in station or quality

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marked by meekness or modesty

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used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

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of low birth or station ('base' is archaic in this sense)

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References in classic literature ?
And now--in a very humble way, as will be seen--we proceed to open our narrative.
The love she bore the tender flower kept her own heart innocent and bright, and the pure human flower was a lesson to those who looked upon it; and soon the gloomy house was bright with happy hearts, that learned of the gentle child to bear poverty and grief as she had done, to forgive those who brought care and wrong to them, and to seek for happiness in humble deeds of charity and love.
The rose glowed with a deeper crimson, the lily's soft leaves were more purely white, the crocus and humble cowslip shone like sunlight, and the violet was blue as the sky that smiled above it.
But she is perfectly amiable, and often condescends to drive by my humble abode in her little phaeton and ponies.
But Destiny had singled me out, humble though I was, for a grander fate
Through the kindness of Dorothy Gale of Kansas, afterward Princess Dorothy of Oz, an humble writer in the United States of America was once appointed Royal Historian of Oz, with the privilege of writing the chronicle of that wonderful fairyland.
I will approach him and bask in the sunshine of his humble felicity.
In his humble sphere he was esteemed an honest man, although like many of his class in English towns he was somewhat addicted to drink.
When the meal was done the minstrels sang, while proud and humble alike listened eagerly.
This he had done, and was now going on in wooden shoes and in his humble dress, for the bell sounded with so deep a tone, and with such strange power, that proceed he must.
Let it not be imagined, however, that I consider myself competent to reform the errors and abuses of society, but only that I would fain contribute my humble quota towards so good an aim; and if I can gain the public ear at all, I would rather whisper a few wholesome truths therein than much soft nonsense.
Here, too, in this humble tenement, live care, and distrust, and dismay.
Franklin Blake; and, in sending him the fifth chapter of her humble narrative, begs to say that she feels quite unequal to enlarge as she could wish on an event so awful, under the circumstances, as Lady Verinder's death.
Our poor place of abode, our humble calling, our assumed relationship, and our assumed name, are all used alike as a means of hiding us in the house-forest of London.
It appears to me, that, under my humble roof, there's hardly opening enough for a lady of your genius in other people's affairs.