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Humblest


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Humble \Hum"ble\ (h[u^]m"b'l; 277), a. [Compar. Humbler
     (h[u^]m"bl[~e]r); superl. Humblest (h[u^]m"bl[e^]st).] [F.,
     fr. L. humilis on the ground, low, fr. humus the earth,
     ground. See Homage, and cf. Chameleon, Humiliate.]
     1. Near the ground; not high or lofty.
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              Thy humble nest built on the ground.  --Cowley.
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     2. Not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming;
        modest; as, a humble cottage. Used to describe objects.
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     3. Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's
        self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; thinking one's
        self ill-deserving or unworthy, when judged by the demands
        of God; lowly; weak; modest. Used to describe people.
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              God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the
              humble.                               --Jas. iv. 6.
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              She should be humble who would please. --Prior.
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              Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of
              our . . . religion we can never hope to be a happy
              nation.                               --Washington.
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     Humble plant (Bot.), a species of sensitive plant, of the
        Mimosa+({Mimosa+sensitiva">genus Mimosa ({Mimosa sensitiva).
  
     To eat humble pie, to endure mortification; to submit or
        apologize abjectly; to yield passively to insult or
        humiliation; -- a phrase derived from a pie made of the
        entrails or humbles of a deer, which was formerly served
        to servants and retainers at a hunting feast. See
        Humbles. --Halliwell. --Thackeray.
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