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 Meanings and Examples of HUMBLE
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humble
 a.  low or inferior in station or quality; modest
Classic Sentence: (159 in 11 pages)
1  Once she had thought that if he ever spoke those words she would humble him and make him feel her power and take a malicious pleasure in doing it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
2  She could not humble herself to ask friends if they had seen him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
3  Then, as she held Melanie's hand more closely, a flood of warm gratitude to God swept over her and, for the first time since her childhood, she said a humble, unselfish prayer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
4  She flamed with anger and abasement, and the sickening need of having to conciliate where she longed to humble.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
5  It was a humble wife who followed the busy doctor out to the carriage, and her ambition was not to play Rachmaninoff better, nor to build town halls, but to chuckle at babies.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
6  But most humble though he was, and far from furnishing an example of the high, humane abstraction; the Pequod's carpenter was no duplicate; hence, he now comes in person on this stage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
7  She was a conceited, boastful old thing, and even misfortune could not humble her.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIII
8  She was so crushed and quiet that nobody seemed to want to humble her.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: III
9  Then there is Jadvyga Marcinkus, who is also beautiful, but humble.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
10  In this mortifying abasement, the colonists, though innocent of her imbecility, and too humble to be the agents of her blunders, were but the natural participators.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
11  Beyond him again, Duncan could look into the vault opposite, which was filled with savages, upturning and rifling the humble furniture of the scout.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
12  Deeply regretting this weakness on the part of a sister muse, we shall at once retire from her sacred precincts, within the proper limits of our own humble vocation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
13  The last was like the first, humble and imploring.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
14  The circumstances leading to the change in Mr. Covey's course toward me form an epoch in my humble history.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
15  He breathed a deep breath of humble admiration.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home.
2  In my humble opinion, he will win the election.
3  He started his career as a humble peanut farmer.
4  Many great men have arisen from humble beginnings.
5  Knowledge makes humble; ignorance makes proud.
6  The more noble the more humble.
7  He gave a great performance, but he was very humble.
8  It is, in my humble opinion, perhaps the best steak restaurant in Great Britain.
9  He's very humble about his success.
10  'May it please your Majesty,' said Two, in a very humble tone, going down on one knee as he spoke, 'we were trying--'
11  Constantly fawning on his employer, humble Uriah Heap was a servile creature.
12  He is blessed, for he is wise, humble, and well disposed.
13  We must do good rather than evil, on however humble a scale.
14  They had a humble look, and when Huck prepared his pipe after the meal and was going to prepare theirs, they said no, they were not feeling very well -- something they ate at dinner had disagreed with them.
15  Felix remains as gracious and humble as ever in spite of incredible success and worldwide recognition. Her motto: “Medals are won in training.”