Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pie made of the umbles or numbles (that is, the heart, liver, kidneys, and entrails) of the deer.
“Indeed, swallowing the often difficult pill of humble-pie by apologizing, even though we may not feel like it, can provide a lasting lesson and reminder for us to exercise restraint in our thoughts, words and actions toward others, however truthful, the next time.”
“* (For the record, it is "conservateurs" we must watch out for, else we watch, in humble-pie I could just die horror, as the French stare back with smirks on their faces.)”
“One obvious choice for a humble-pie clip is the climactic scene in "Jaws," where Robert Shaw gets swallowed whole by the great white shark, the way the Eagles got swallowed whole by the Giants two weeks ago.”
“* For the record, it is "conservateurs" we must watch out for, else we watch, in humble-pie I could just die horror, as the French stare back with smirks on their faces.”
“But there has to be a lot of humble-pie eating before that could happen.”
“But the message, now, is that the bureaucrats need to eat more humble-pie (but NOT the pie-makers, of course).”
“They were good-natured enough out of their cups, and ate their humble-pie with very good appetites at a reconciliation dinner which Colonel”
“Moi qui vous parle, sir! — do you suppose I have had no humble-pie to eat?”
“And thus we have the brand-new Rovian strategy: eating crow with a humble-pie chaser.”
“More power to her and humble-pie to her publishers.”
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