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- v. Present participle of humble.
- n. An event which causes humbleness; a set-down.
- adj. Of higher rank, status, quality, strength, etc.; inducing a feeling of inferiority.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A humming.
- n. Humiliation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. causing awareness of your shortcomings
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They lost in humbling fashion, ousted in the second of four voting rounds as London went on to edge Paris for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
How humbling is that I am both an author and a marketer and I still seek outside collaborative help when it comes to creating a stellar landing page.
Sadly, I learned that watching your father fight for his life, while very scary and humbling, is not nearly as scary as watching your child fight for his life.
Half of Nebraska'a last six games have resulted in humbling defeats.
In this hatred he confused the innocent with the guilty, detesting all the great nobles and taking a delight in humbling any of them he did not exile.
The pleasure he takes in humbling the proud and exalting those of low degree (v. 6): The Lord lifts up the meek, who abase themselves before him, and whom men trample on; but the wicked, who conduct themselves insolently towards God and scornfully towards all mankind, who lift up themselves in pride and folly, he casteth down to the ground, sometimes by very humbling providences in this world, at furthest in the day when their faces shall be filled with everlasting shame.
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After the president's midterms humbling, the US media envision horse trading, vetoes – and a legislative logjam
Ethel did not wait to hear more, but went to school next day full of the idea of humbling Julia by means of this wonderful piece of news.
She enjoyed the idea of humbling his immense assurance, believing that any pain she might inflict would be short-lived, while he was amazed to find how swiftly the hours flew past when he allowed himself to spend a couple of days at