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humbling

huhm buh ling

  • v  cause to be unpretentious
  • v  cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
  • s  causing awareness of your shortcomings
    golf is a humbling game

  • It is both humbling to be welcomed into their lives and gratifying to think that Joe could help solve their troubles.
  • The authorities have acknowledged the problem--"This is a humbling, humbling time for the United States of America" is how Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson put it in one TV interview.
  • But when I went abroad, it was such a humbling experience, it was a fabulous experience and people were amazing with me.
News & Articles

  • LeBron Says Dwyane Wade Was '06 Flash' in Game 4
    LeBron James balanced all of the blame for Tuesday night's humbling 113-77 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on his broad shoulders. "Absolutely, I take full responsibility for our team's performance," James told reporters during a press conference on Wednesday. "I have to do whatever it takes...So I will be better tomorrow." That's what team leaders are supposed to do ...
    June 14, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • What Is Kobe Bryant's Proper Role on the LA Lakers Next Year?
    With Kobe Bryant pushing for an opening night return, there is no doubt that if he is successful, the Black Mamba will have some leeway in terms of adjusting his role and responsibilities on the court until he is back to 100 percent. However, with a Los Angeles Lakers franchise that had just suffered one of its most humbling playoff defeats in the past decade, the rabid fans and intense media ...
    June 14, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Lisle renters 'thrilled' to return home Saturday
    Emotions are running high as residents of the Towers at Four Lakes apartments in Lisle prepare to move into their homes Saturday for the first time since flooding inundated the area April 18. Towers resident Debra Schulz said she and her 15-year-old daughter, Haleigh, are "thrilled" to return to their eighth-floor home after the "humbling" and "stressful" experience of being away for almost two ...
    June 13, 2013 - Daily Herald
Quotes

  • Britney Spears in TMZ.com (blog)
    The post tried to explain some of what has been going on lately with Ms. Spears, including rehab, saying, "Recently, I was sent to a very humbling place called rehab. I truly hit rock bottom. Till this day I don't think that it was alcohol or...
  • Derek Fisher in Reuters Canada
    To come through again for this team, 14 years in, after so many great moments, it's always quite surreal and quite humbling to experience,Fisher told reporters.

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