Definitions

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  • adv. In a humbling way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a humbling or humiliating manner.

Etymologies

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humbling +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Juliet, Naked is a powerfully engrossing, humblingly humorous novel about music, love, loneliness, and the struggle to live up to one's promise.

    Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby: Book summary

  • One of the best ways to discover what WOWS your end user is to "Just Listen" to them (check out the humblingly enthusiastic reader reviews of my book to get a taste of those reactions).

    Just Innovate -- What Do Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington, John Kao Have in Common?

  • I have no problem with the idea of fan's maybe being able to skew the market a humblingly little, I know bit by staying away from the pinup crap when buying original art.

    Do Original Art Sales Negatively Affect Storytelling? | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • * Speaking of humblingly talented colleagues, my LBC compatriot Carolyn Kellogg of Pinky's Paperhaus is heading up a new literary journal, Hot Metal Bridge.

    Link-Mad Monday; Comment: The Accidental Writer

  • I know this from a little study and also from a visit to the Pakistani-held side of Kashmir, where I was reminded that although human beings will always fight over even the most arid and desolate prizes, there are some places so humblingly beautiful that it is possible to imagine dying for them oneself.

    Hobbes in the Himalayas

  • When you are good, you are amazingly, humblingly good.

    Among the cadavers.

  • They are all, almost without exception, ordinary people—mothers and fathers, welders and warriors, people from normal neighborhoods, mostly obscure, humblingly human—people like us.

    The Words That Inspired The Dreams

  • He learned that there was much more of every sort of thing in this world than he had had any idea of -- that there was much, very much, to be thankful for -- that there were many, very many, things to be grieved for, and many also to be glad about -- that the fields of knowledge were inimitably large, and that his own individual acquirements were preposterously, humblingly small!

    The Wild Man of the West A Tale of the Rocky Mountains

  • The bus rolls ahead, until stopping to spill the party into the cool open air at the foot of humblingly large art structure.

    Tahoe Daily Tribune - Top Stories

  • Adam (played by Hugh Dancy) is a charming, kind and humblingly straightforward man who is unable to relate to human emotions.

    icBirmingham

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