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  • adj. Feeling the positive effects of humility.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of humble.

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  • adj. subdued or brought low in condition or status

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Examples

  • I am also an un-pubbed writer and, yeah humbled is the word I am feeling right about now in regards to my writing.

    Blogging with Erin Kellison

  • One can hope for greatness always, and yet remain humbled by the challenge of greatness.

    Discerning the Hub : Kwame Dawes : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • They both look very _abattus_, and the poor Queen cried much in thinking of what she had gone through -- and what dangers the King had incurred; in short, humbled poor people they looked.

    The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853 A Selection from her Majesty's correspondence between the years 1837 and 1861

  • Mort Dieu! how often did he complain of slight and insult from Elizabeth and her minions, of open affront from Edward, of parsimony to his wants as prince, -- of a life, in short, humbled and made bitter by all the indignity and the gall which scornful power can inflict on dependent pride.

    The Last of the Barons — Complete

  • Elizabeth and her minions, of open affront from Edward, of parsimony to his wants as prince, -- of a life, in short, humbled and made bitter by all the indignity and the gall which scornful power can inflict on dependent pride.

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 09

  • I stand here today humbled works on antithesis, a putting of terms into opposition with each other, whereby stand, apart from connoting the witness stand and stealing some of its sincerity, erects an uprightness to contrast with the lowness of humbled, from the Latin humus, meaning earth.

    BREAKFAST WITH SOCRATES

  • But he began Thursday's press conference explaining that he was "honored" and "humbled" - and his demeanor depicted as much.

    All Stories

  • Charlotte was a precept: — to take pleasure in seeing her humbled was a natural consequence which had not been guarded against.

    Isabella. A Novel

  • Now in repentance this uncircumcised heart was humbled, that is, it was truly broken and contrite for sin.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

  • The rogue manager, shockingly, defended his actions, suggesting that the servers were "prima donnas" who needed to be humbled, which is to say humiliated, to make them more pliant employees.

    Forbes.com: News

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