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  • n. Plural form of humbling.

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Examples

  • It took God many years and quite a number of strippings and humblings before I was willing to say

    A Dangerous Prayer

  • The humbling of U.S. power in Iraq and the rejection of U.S. pretensions to virtue around the world, he feared, was a harbinger of humblings to come.

    The Education of Peter Drucker

  • We must accept humiliations and mortifications, the humblings of perpetual failure and shortcoming, the friction and fret of infirmity and pain; and when we have come to an end of ourselves, we shall begin to know Christ in a new and deeper fashion.

    Love to the Uttermost Expositions of John XIII.-XXI.

  • It may be long in coming, -- Heaven only knows through what trials and humblings we may have to pass before the full strength of the nation is duly arrayed and led to victory.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • We've seen the Patriots bounce back from humblings before, of course, but this clearly wasn't the Week 3 warm-up for the regular season opener at Miami that anyone in Foxboro was looking for.

    CNN.com

  • Since beating the Faroe Islands 4-0 in August to raise hopes of securing a play-off place, Worthington's side have lost to Serbia at home and suffered back-to-back humblings at the hands of Estonia.

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  • What amazes me about this article is that it takes a World Cup humbling, or rather repeated humblings, for English football writers to notice that the football played in England is not very good.

    Football news, match reports and fixtures | guardian.co.uk

  • It may be long in coming, -- Heaven only knows through what trials and humblings we may have to pass before the full strength of the nation is duly arrayed and led to victory, We must be patient, as our fathers were patient; even in our worst calamities we must remember that defeat itself may be a gain where it costs our enemy more in relation to his strength than it costs ourselves.

    The American Union Speaker

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