meekly meekly  /ˈmik li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) in a submissive or spiritless manner
  2. (adv) in a humble manner

Usage(s):

  1. Rather than standing aside meekly while their hashish was ploughed up as in the past, the farmers this year were determined to protect their lucrative crops.
  2. This they meekly proceeded to do, with only three dissenters in the Chamber, one in the Senate.
  3. Or, rather, not answer questions, but sit in the hearing room and meekly absorb the ire and frustration of the panel's Senators, Democrats and Republicans alike.

News

  1. Stanley Cup Final, Game 1 TV ratings: Triple OT thriller draws best overnight in 16 years

    Despite heading well past midnight on the east coast, people stuck with Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final in large numbers. The game -- which Andrew Shaw of Chicago ended in the midst of the third overtime -- drew a 4.8 overnight , the best for a Stanley Cup Final Game 1 since 1997, when the Flyers and Red Wings drew a 5.2 on Fox. It was also up 100 percent from last year's meekly rated ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Arrested 396 times, woman ordered to get help

    An Uptown woman who has been arrested 396 times meekly offered her gratitude and apologies to a Cook County judge Monday as she took a plea deal that will send her to a mental health and substance abuse treatment program.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC 7 Chicago

  3. Woman Arrested 396 Times Sentenced To Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment

    An Uptown woman who has been arrested 396 times meekly offered her gratitude and apologies to a Cook County judge Monday as she took a plea deal that will send her to a mental health and substance abuse treatment program.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS Chicago

Quotes

  1. "I would have insisted on the managers of both teams and match referee coming out to register my protest. I would never have meekly accepted Hair's judgement the way Inzamam did," Imran said.
    on Aug 20, 2006 By: Imran Khan Source: Independent Online

  2. "Our lack of story and radicalism means we appear paralysed by a form of defeatism, of meekly accepting imminent Tory victory," Cruddas said in advance excerpts of a lecture hosted by left-wing thinktank Compass.
    on Sep 8, 2009 By: Jon Cruddas Source: Reuters UK

  3. "We're so used to being in control of as much as we possibly can be," Barfoot says. "We're used to having a choice, and I think we will not be as meekly or helplessly set aside as we have perhaps imposed on our own elders. We're going to be...
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Joan Barfoot Source: 660 News

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