meekness meekness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness
  2. (n) a disposition to be patient and long suffering

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The assumption of liberal meekness may also prove faulty.
  2. The boldness of Dolly Madison, Mary Todd Lincoln and so many first ladies, but the meekness of Laura Bush.
  3. His remarks were taken by some listeners, however, as criticism of supposed Jewish meekness in the face of Nazi terror.

News

  • Culture Warrior Model Is Dead, Dead, Dead

    The opening sentence of this report from Vatican Radio, about the Holy Father's words to a group of Japanese students, says it all: "Peace cannot be built without dialogue founded on meekness."
    on August 23, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

Quotes

  1. Claudio Scajola, a member of Berlusconi's Freedom People party, said: "The crucifix is a universal symbol of love, meekness and peace. Preventing it from being displayed is an act of violence against the deep-seated feelings of the Italian people...
    on Nov 3, 2009 By: Claudio Scajola Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love," says Paul.
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: the Apostle Paul Source: Evening Bulletin

  3. The Rev. Mark Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop, asked those meeting Saturday to follow the Bible's (Colossians 3) mandate to "clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a...
    on Aug 22, 2009 By: Mark Hanson Source: Christian Science Monitor

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