humble humble  /ˈhəm bəl/


  1. (v) cause to be unpretentious
  2. (v) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
  3. (adj) low or inferior in station or quality
  4. (adj) marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
  5. (adj) used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
  6. (adj) of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

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  1. If you want to humble an empire it makes sense to maim its cathedrals.
  2. Gagarin's humble upbringing and outgoing personality helped win him friends tooand fans.
  3. By conquering Everest, the beekeeper and the Sherpa affirmed the power of humble determination -- and won one for underdogs everywhere.


  1. Humble man claims deputy 'went too far'

    An Humble man is planning a formal complaint against a Harris County sheriff's deputy who, according to the man, went too far during a confrontation that led to his arrest.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KPRC Local 2 Houston

  2. Humble’s Beautification Committee seeks new members

    Members of the City of Humble Beautification committee continue to brainstorm how to gain more members and enhance their beautification efforts around Humble.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Humble Observer

  3. Two Humble ISD teachers selected to participate in a summer teacher institute

    Two Humble teachers have been selected to participate in a summer teacher institute sponsored by Humanities Texas, the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) and the LBJ Pre
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Kingwood Observer


  1. Byrd, in response, said that "the Constitution does not prohibit humble servants from delivering whatever they can to their constituents."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Robert Byrd Source: CNN International

  2. "I knew he was getting tired," Lesnar said. "Each shot was less dramatic than the other. ...... I stand before you a humble champion, and I'm still the toughest (guy) around, baby."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Brock Lesnar Source: KFVS

  3. "He was our savior," Porter said. "He changed this whole team. He's not the one that's going to brag about it. He's just an old, humble country boy. So I'm going to brag for him."
    on Dec 31, 2008 By: Joey Porter Source: International Herald Tribune

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