HUMILITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HUMILITY
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humility
 n.  quality or condition of being humble; low estimate of one's self; self-abasement
Classic Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
1  A man who was the Bully of humility.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
2  It afforded Mr. Bounderby supreme satisfaction to instal himself in this snug little estate, and with demonstrative humility to grow cabbages in the flower-garden.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
3  He wore a high square yellow cap of a peculiar fashion, assigned to his nation to distinguish them from Christians, and which he doffed with great humility at the door of the hall.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
4  He saw too much advertisement behind all the humility.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
5  To call or to fancy it a loss, a disappointment, would be a presumption for which she had not words strong enough to satisfy her own humility.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
6  The workhouse authorities replied with humility, that there was not.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
7  'I'm sure Mr. Bumble, that I was only a telling one or two of the dear children as is so fond of you, that it was you a coming,' replied Mrs. Mann with great humility.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
8  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
9  The policeman, with becoming humility, related how he had taken the charge; how he had searched Oliver, and found nothing on his person; and how that was all he knew about it.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
10  'Delighted to see you looking so well, my dear,' said the Jew, bowing with mock humility.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
11  There was humility in her grief, no defiance in her attitude; and when this is the case a shaken spirit is apt to be stilled.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
12  This might be pride, but was so like humility, that it produced all the softening influence of the latter quality on the public mind.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
13  Her husband, but with great humility, did not see the force of her objection.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36
14  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
15  He certainly did look uncommonly like the carved face on the beam outside my window, as he sat, in his humility, eyeing me sideways, with his mouth widened, and the creases in his cheeks.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
Example Sentence:
1  He doesn't have the humility to admit when he's wrong.
2  It is not a sign of humility to declaim against pride.
3  The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion is humility.
4  I believe the first test of truly great man is his humility.
5  "A certain humility is required for this game," says Angela, who is running her brother Pat's campaign.