humbled humbled  /ˈhəm bəld/


  • (adj) subdued or brought low in condition or status



  1. The humbled tyrant never bothered Roh again.
  2. Yet he remains humbled by the sacrifices others have made to help him succeed.
  3. But when a rapper drops my name in a song and says something positive, I'm humbled.


  1. Kick Off: Sporting Kansas City devastated after stunning loss in US Open Cup

    Here are the top 15 stories we're looking at on Thursday. Sporting KC won’t be lifting the Open Cup for a second-straight season. The U.S. Open Cup holders were humbled by their USL Pro affiliate Orlando City 1-0 on Wednesday night , after former Vancouver Whitecaps and D.C. United forward Long Tan put Orlando ahead in the 1 st minute.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Major League Soccer

  2. Reaction to Murnaghan lung transplant news

    "I am humbled by the efforts of Sarah and her family to advocate for children in need of organ donations all over the United States. Her story is an example of the strength and will of the human spirit, and a reminder to never give up and always give back to those who most need our help.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

  3. Kanye West: I Am the Steve Jobs of Internet, Fashion and Culture

    The approaching responsibilities of fatherhood certainly haven't humbled Kanye West in the least. The hip-hop artist reflected on his career — his achievements, missteps, fame and contention — and revealed some of the creative process behind Yeezus , his sixth studio album, in an extensive interview in Tuesday's New York Times . The interview is classic Kanye: "Yeah, kill self. That’s all I have ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mashable


  1. "I felt humbled and proud," the 36-year-old Naslund said Thursday during a conference call from his home in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. "When you are done, and you reflect on everything that has been going on throughout your career, getting a phone...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Markus Naslund Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I am beyond honoured and deeply humbled to have the support of Gen. Colin Powell," Mr. Obama said in remarks prepared for a rally in Fayetteville, NC "Gen. Powell has defended this nation bravely, and he has embodied our highest ideals...
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "We feel privileged and humbled that South Africa that has been given the singular honour of being the African host country," Mandela said in a video message to a draw ceremony that mixed glamour and sport with the sights and sounds of Africa....
    on Dec 4, 2009 By: Nelson Mandela Source: Globe and Mail

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