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  • adj. superlative form of humble: most humble.; most humble.

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Examples

  • But I never lost sight of the fact that the humblest is the greatest.

    The Leader Who Had No Title

  • The jockeys of the ancients, quite as shrewd and ambitious as their successors of the present, called their humblest turnout a two, and their best in grade a four; in the latter, the contested the Olympics and the other festal shows founded in imitation of them.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ

  • The biggest crowd we see in the Horticultural Hall wuz round what you may call the humblest thing -- a tree, something like old Bobbetses calf, with five legs.

    Samantha at the World's Fair

  • He was evidently a monk of the humblest, that is of the peasant, class, of a narrow outlook, but a true believer, and, in his own way, a stubborn one.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • He was accustomed to linger about the gate of government house, chatting with the passers by, and a slight excuse entitled the humblest ranks to prefer their solicitations.

    The History of Tasmania, Volume I

  • These violent fluctuations betray both a public and a criticism utterly unschooled in the elementary principles of literary art, and entitle the humblest author to dispute the censure of the hour, while they ought to render the greatest suspicious of its praise.

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 01

  • He said that under our Constitution, 'The humblest is the peer of the most powerful.'

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • a monk of the humblest, that is of the peasant, class, of a narrow outlook, but a true believer, and, in his own way, a stubborn one.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • 'humblest' ministrations of life, those nearest to nature, are the profoundest in their significance: that it means as much to bake a loaf as to write a book, and that to watch over the sleep of a child is a liberal education -- nay, an initiation granted only to mothers and those meek to whom mysteries are revealed.

    Prose Fancies

  • Leave it to the Italians to make even the humblest of vegetables seem seductive, with home-style recipes like succulent roasted onions and braised scallions.

    Green-Thumb Gourmet

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