HUMILITY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of humility
Definition:
n. quality or condition of being humble; low estimate of one's self; self-abasement
Example:
"A certain humility is required for this game," says Angela, who is running her brother Pat's campaign.
Sentence in Classic:
The elbow of his companion touched him and his heart was touched: and when he spoke to answer a question of his master he heard his own voice full of the quietude of humility and contrition.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
All the Masons sat down in their places, and one of them read an exhortation on the necessity of humility.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Therefore I gave him one of my three bright shillings, which he received with much humility and veneration, and spun up with his thumb, directly afterwards, to try the goodness of.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Sparsit, with an affectation of humility the very opposite of his, and therefore in no danger of jostling it.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
So, he spelt the bill through again, from beginning to end; and then, touching his fur cap in token of humility, accosted the gentleman in the white waistcoat.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
You shall often find that humility is not merely of no service to you, but is even hurtful, especially when used in dealing with insolent men, who, through envy or other like cause, have conceived hatred against you.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Introduced with little ceremony, and advancing with fear and hesitation, and many a bow of deep humility, a tall thin old man, who, however, had lost by the habit of stooping much of his actual height, approached the lower end of the board.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
Meanwhile, the member of the Convention had been surveying him with a modest cordiality, in which one could have distinguished, possibly, that humility which is so fitting when one is on the verge of returning to dust.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
The nuns even prefer, out of humility, this last expression, which contains an idea of torture and abasement.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
The patience and the humility of the face she loved so well was a better lesson to Jo than the wisest lecture, the sharpest reproof.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
She was as unreasonable as an amateur leading woman on a first night, and he was reduced to humility.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context