from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Agent noun of humble; one who humbles.
- adj. comparative form of humble: more humble
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, humbles some one.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which humbles; one who reduces pride or mortifies.
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I mean, in humbler homes, in Victorian times, the ceilings wouldn't have been high.
For those of us who move in humbler circles take a look at the OUP blog here where the very lucky Judith Luna, Commissioning Editor for Oxford World's Classics recounts her experience at yesterday's London film premiere of Sweeney Todd.
Note: It isn't just the Balcones and Atascadero hills that get steep: Out here in humbler San Rafael and Santa Julia we have some great views, and you know what that means!
It must be "humbler" -- "_yet aspiring_" does away the modesty, and, after all, _truth is truth_.
It is the clarity that is sometimes most astonishing: you can see eucalyptus against the sky, pines marching in humbler ranks along the ridge, and you get a sense of the texture of the grass even though you can’t really observe it.
Now, the meaning is more exalted than the expression, and the expression humbler than the meaning. [
I just recalled a humbler example of the benefit of bringing on board someone with a different perspective from the majority:
It doesn't usually make for either longevity or real quality, and I hope they continue to turn their attentions to the things that truly interest them and remain unafraid to produce smaller, 'humbler' movies.
Mr. Obama tries hardest of all to make good on President Bush's discarded promise of a "humbler" nation.
And that was before Blankfein sold off his old apartment, a slightly "humbler" five-bedroom, seven-bath Park Avenue apartment.