Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being lowly in mind or disposition; freedom from pride; humility.
- n. Low state or condition; abjectness; meanness.
- n. The property of being lowly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being lowly; humility; humbleness of mind.
- n. Low condition, especially as to manner of life.
- n. the state of being humble and unimportant
- n. a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
- lowly + -ness (Wiktionary)
“No doctrinal error, or schism, has as yet sprung up; the only blemish hinted at is, that some of the Philippian Church were somewhat wanting in lowliness of mind, the result of which want was disputation.”
“They will do nothing out of a spirit of contention or vain-glory, but in lowliness of mind will esteem others better than themselves, Phil. ii.”
“We must esteem others in lowliness of mind better than ourselves, be severe upon our own faults and charitable in our judgments of others, be quick in observing our own defects and infirmities, but ready to overlook and make favourable allowances for the defects of others.”
“Note, Though we must aim to be better than others, yet we must, in lowliness of mind, esteem others better than ourselves; for we know more evil of ourselves than we do of any of our brethren.”
“Born in lowliness and poverty, his youth spent in constant and severe toil, with but scanty educational advantages, without a single influential friend to assist him, the way to usefulness and eminence was opened before him by the spirit of our free institutions; and by force of his own virtue, ability and industry, he rose from his original humble position to a place where he was the peer of kings and emperors in rank, and more than the peer of most of them in all that makes rank, any thing more than an empty bubble.”
“3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”
“3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”
“First of all, as to His glorious Resurrection: hence it is written (Ps. 138: 1): "Thou hast known my sitting down" -- that is, the lowliness of My Passion -- "and My rising up.”
“Happy lowliness, that is the foundation of true highness!”
“Acknowledging her "lowliness" as God's "servant," she goes on to predict -- rightly -- that henceforth "all generations will call me blessed.”
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