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  • It was such a blatantly deliberate act, that it was all Antonia could do to remain standing there, with her stinging eyes lowered, hiding the deep gouge of humil - iation that was tearing into the very fabric her pride was made of.

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  • KING: And do you give: that's an awful lot of credit to a person, to be able to do that in the face of what has become public humil -- your dad has been ...

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  • He looked forward to paying back a thousand old humil-iations in blood.

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  • It had taken some urging to get the woman to do this, but the persistent thought that Handy had turned angry and intended to humil - iate her did the job.

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  • _+D+iscite a me {;} q {uia} mitis sum ⁊ humil {is} cord {e}. _ lerneð of me for þ̵ ich am milde ⁊ admod on herte. ⁊ þo tweien sander bodes ferden ⁊ cudden in þe bureh. þ̵ þe helende was þider ward.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • With a singular refinement of hospitable humil - ity Mr. Beeson spoke as if a sojourn in his warm cabin on such a night, as compared with walking four - teen miles up to the throat in snow with a cutting crust, would be an intolerable hardship.

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  • The most charitable supposition is, that he really mistook a mere selfish and painful sense of natural inferiority for true humil - ity.

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  • "A whole lifetime of humil -- No, I can not!" she exclaimed, springing to her feet with the agility of a deer; and, wresting herself from Risler's grasp, through that open door which had tempted her from the beginning of this horrible scene, luring her out into the darkness of the night to the liberty obtainable by flight, she rushed from the house, braving the falling snow and the wind that stung her bare shoulders.

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  • On this page, there's a fair bit of white space up above. We could probably put in a nice chesterfield.

    September 5, 2011

  • On this page, all the examples of "humil" except two are misspellings.

    September 5, 2011

  • Humil means 1. humble; 2. of lowly growth (of a plant) Oxford English Dictionary.

    See humile, which is a variant.

    September 5, 2011