lowly lowly  /ˈloʊ li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) low or inferior in station or quality
  2. (adj) inferior in rank or status
  3. (adj) used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
  4. (adj) of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

Usage(s):

  1. As corporate America struggles to promote more women and minorities up the ladder, a new workplace buzzword is moving from executive suite to lowly cubicle.
  2. The lowly shipping container, globalization's pack mule, is doing far more than transport duty these days.
  3. So Rene masks her intellect behind the persona expected of her lowly station.

News

  1. Alfonso Soriano Rips Teammate Carlos Marmol, Says ‘He Used To Be Good’

    Alfonso Soriano isn’t holding back his feeling about teammate Carlos Marmol. Marmol this weekend blew a save to the lowly New York Mets, giving up four runs in the ninth inning to lose the game 4-3. Afterward, Soriano did not hide his displeasure. “When we have a 99 (percent) chance to win the game, it’s... Read more » Alfonso Soriano Rips Teammate Carlos Marmol, Says ‘He Used To Be Good’ is a ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Platt: The Taco Gets the Vongerichten Treatment at ABC Cocina

    After highly publicized obsessions with fried chicken, barbecue, and, of course, the hamburger, it was only a matter of time before the city’s ­comfort-food cognoscenti got around to the lowly taco. And why not? The taco is easier to prepare than fried chicken, less temperamental than barbecue, and much more versatile and diverse than even the grandest haute chef burger. The taco is a kind of ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. READER SUBMITTED: The Red Chair Travels Through Connecticut

    Long considered simply a place to rest one's buttocks, the lowly wooden chair has been elevated to celebrity status, and is being welcomed at inns throughout America. It's all part of a consciousness raising experiment among innkeepers, and next week from June 17 to 19, the chair is making its way to Colebrook and Rock Hall Luxe Lodging as part of its cross country journey. Throughout 2013 and ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: FOX CT Hartford

Quotes

  1. "We've got a shortlist of a handful of ideas," Rothschild said. "What we are not trying to do is acquire a series of lowly rated, mid-size companies to make one lowly rated, large- cap company."
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Nathan Mayer Rothschild Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "In this new age of accountability, those who commit the worst of human crimes will be held responsible," said Mr Ban. "Whether they are rank-and-file foot soldiers or military commanders......whether they are lowly civil servants following...
    on May 31, 2010 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Daily Nation

  3. Shadow chancellor George Osborne said the e-mails raised "some very, very serious questions now about the version of events that (the chancellor) gave earlier in the week where he implied it was just some lowly junior official sitting by themselves...
    on Nov 23, 2007 By: George Osborne Source: BBC News

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