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Synonyms for lowliness

lack of vanity or self-importance

Synonyms for lowliness

the state of being humble and unimportant

a position of inferior status

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What many have objected to in Novak's thought is precisely the lowliness of the moral-cultural sphere of democratic capitalism in that it "is, in principle, uncommitted to any one vision of a social order.
On the other side, the results I obtained also demonstrated a positive relationship between humility and motivation to lead, which is inconsistent with the view of previous researchers that humility equates to lowliness, unworthiness (Exline & Geyer, 2004), or lack of self-esteem (Weiss & Knight, 1980), and also contradicts typical leadership prototypes (Koenig, Eagly, Mitchell, & Ristikari, 2011).
The human being, sensing himself lowly and unworthy before God, would then correspondingly prostrate himself as an indication of his inner sense of lowliness.
I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:1-3).
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
52) It is the overall Chalcedonian shape of his thought that allows Sobrino to see Jesus's mercy as God's mercy in the strict sense and the unity of lowliness and power in Jesus's merciful deeds toward the poor and vulnerable.
It added that this crime comes as part of a series of heinous crimes committed by these gangs against the Iraqi people in the city of Mosul and areas that still seizes by them," arguing that "this cowardly act shows lowliness and meanness of these cowards through killing our people in cold blood.
While Flynn's condition is life-threatening and Tom Kernan's is not, the lowliness of Kernan's status gets more blatant emphasis: "He [lies] curled up at the foot of the stairs"; his clothes (8) are "smeared with filth and ooze of the floor" on which he lies; three men carry him upstairs, and they "[lay] him down again on the floor of the bar" (D 150).
My friends are gone, but that's a truth Nor grave nor bed denied, Learned in bodily lowliness And in the heart's pride.
12) See Ephesians 4:2-3: "With all lowliness, and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace".
But even with these examples in mind, the invitation to associate feet with the production and measuring of more ethereal things--thought, plot, meter, language--can seem strange, in part because of the lowliness of the body part: its distance from the heart and mind, its abasement and proximity to the ground.
A historical victory of no small significance in spite of the lowliness of the protagonist, at a time in which the Enlightenment was beginning to dawn over the darkness of superstition and the Inquisition.
When he felt himself to be in safety and at peace, Muhammad (S) prayed: "O God, unto You do I complain of my weakness, of my helplessness, and of my lowliness before men.
We have witnessed ignorance and lowliness that has never been so widespread.