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Synonyms for meekly

in a humble manner


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All became silent and turned to look at the pale tear-worn Anna Mikhaylovna as she entered, and at the big stout figure of Pierre who, hanging his head, meekly followed her.
He couldn't well change it on the journey," the Professor meekly replied, "because of the luggage.
We were scaring away the foxes," said one of the donkeys, meekly.
Saxon raised the stick as if to strike him, and he suddenly abandoned the bone, rolled over on his back at her feet, four legs in the air, his ears lying meekly back, his eyes swimming and eloquent with submission and appeal.
That Oliver Twist was moved to resignation by the example of these good people, I cannot, although I am his biographer, undertake to affirm with any degree of confidence; but I can most distinctly say, that for many months he continued meekly to submit to the domination and ill-treatment of Noah Claypole: who used him far worse than before, now that his jealousy was roused by seeing the new boy promoted to the black stick and hatband, while he, the old one, remained stationary in the muffin-cap and leathers.
He said the PPP fought for democracy and never said anything against the judiciary; rather, it obeyed the court verdicts meekly.
THERESA May meekly selling out to fatcats is the final nail in the coffin for the timid Tory's pretence that she would confront greedy millionaires living high on the hog while paying workers peanuts.
Why should the people of Wales celebrate our status as the last among equals if we meekly tolerate such institutionalised inequality?
He should be under no illusions - these rights were hard fought for, not handed over meekly by corporations and business owners.
The Ireland manager said: "You don't want to head out of the competition meekly, you want to go out there blazing and we feel we can do something.
Derek McInnes's side continued their diabolical William Hill Scottish Cup record by meekly surrendering at Hearts last week and then saw Liverpool recall excellent young goalkeeper Danny Ward - undoubtedly the Dons' best player this season.
We did not meekly surrender when we went a goal down.
A year and a day after Roy Hodgson saw his side slide so meekly out of the World Cup, it looked like the Three Lions manager would witness the next generation fall short in Olomouc.
This country meekly hands over a staggering PS55m a day to the EU and then they very "kindly" give us some back.
I hacked several girls' computers and, using their webcams, took photos of them when they weren't aware,'' Abrahams said meekly.