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  • adjective comparative form of lowly: more lowly

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Examples

  • Empire; that Imperator, Cæsar, and Augustus, once titles lowlier than that of King, had now become, as they have ever since remained, titles far loftier.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 6 Germany, Austria-Hungary and Switzerland, part 2

  • Musicians love good wine, of course – along with many lowlier beverages.

    Readers recommend: songs about wine

  • Gallingly for the mag, filling in the questionnaires that make up its Power Book 2011, a guide to the industry's leading lights, seems beneath the top-ranked operators; but some of the lowlier figures' contributions are not without interest, especially when they are asked to name a "song you would sing at an X-Factor audition".

    Media Monkey's Diary

  • Gallingly for the mag, filling in the questionnaires that make up its Power Book 2011, a guide to the industry's leading lights, seems beneath the top-ranked operators; but some of the lowlier figures' contributions are not without interest, especially when they are asked to name a "song you would sing at an X-Factor audition".

    Media Monkey's Diary

  • He could neither read nor cipher numbers, and his birth could not be lowlier.

    Demon From The Dark

  • Adulterers who might once have called their paramours concubines (qie) for lack of a lowlier term can now aspire to precision; an ernai is a kept woman of less-official standing.

    The Foreign Devil's Dictionary

  • Years later when I discovered how much work that would be, I dashed their hopes and dreams and instead pursued the lowlier profession of writer blogger somewhat employed web assistant.

    Yelena Shuster: Interview: Unemployed Law School Grad Goes On Hunger Strike

  • Trained as a chemist, he first made his living not in wine but in one of its lowlier by-products, tartaric acid, a scummy substance derived from grape skins that could be refined into cream of tartar, which was the active element in baking powder and a useful substance in various other culinary endeavors; you could even clean pots with it.

    LAST CALL

  • Trained as a chemist, he first made his living not in wine but in one of its lowlier by-products, tartaric acid, a scummy substance derived from grape skins that could be refined into cream of tartar, which was the active element in baking powder and a useful substance in various other culinary endeavors; you could even clean pots with it.

    LAST CALL

  • I felt meaner, and lowlier and more despicable than the worms.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

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