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huhm buhl

  • v  cause to be unpretentious
    This experience will humble him
  • v  cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
  • s  low or inferior in station or quality
    a humble cottage
  • a  marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
    a humble apology
    essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski
  • s  used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
  • s  of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
    of humble (or lowly) birth

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


  • Robert Byrd in CNN International
    Byrd, in response, said that "the Constitution does not prohibit humble servants from delivering whatever they can to their constituents."
  • Brock Lesnar in KFVS
    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."
  • Joey Porter in International Herald Tribune
    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."

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