Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of humble.
  • n. Entrails of a deer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Entrails of a deer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An erroneous form of umbles, originally numbles. See humble-pie and numbles.

Etymologies

See humble (Wiktionary)
From numbles (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Safin humbles Sampras in straight sets for 1st Grand Slam title

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  • The concurrence of my friends with my small offerings cannot but feel comfortable and encouraging to a poor timorous creature like me; but the awful consideration of ranking among the servants who speak in the Lord's name humbles me to the dust.

    Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley

  • Besides, there is suffering and suffering; degrading, humiliating suffering such as humbles me — hunger, for instance — my benefactor will perhaps allow me; but when you come to higher suffering — for an idea, for instance — he will very rarely admit that, perhaps because my face strikes him as not at all what he fancies a man should have who suffers for an idea.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • If you go into a studio, and that's where Nat King Cole recorded it kind of humbles you.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • Comparing the Viper (with a V10, idiot) to a Corvette (standard V8) and saying the Viper 'humbles' the Corvette is like comparing the covered wagon to the Space Shuttle!.

    The Car Connection

  • Beatrice Bowles, a San Francisco writer who has been dancing tango for nine years with an intensity that humbles most Buenos Aires women who know her, says that sure, I can spend nine hundred dollars on a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes, but what's that going to get me?

    Terence Clarke: The Sweep of an Elegant Toe: Comme il faut, Buenos Aires

  • The LORD makes poor and makes rich, He humbles and also exalts.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Jayne, who humbles me, talked of bumps and ate my chips, dipped in beans.

    Books

  • Screenwriter David Seidler said, To learn Her Majesty has seen the film, and was moved, in turn moves and humbles me greatly.

    How Did The Queen Like 'The King's Speech'

  • When people tell me they appreciate my music, it humbles me, because I know that it's not really me that they appreciate, but what my music allows them to feel -- if only for a few moments at a time.

    Nate Larson: Soul Music Is What I Do

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