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  • adjective superlative form of lowly: most lowly.

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Examples

  • Walla-Walla, on the lower Columbia, 18 Nov., 1838, and immediately applied himself to the care of the lowliest, that is the Indian tribes, which were then very numerous and not any too meek.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • As pride was the source of human sin, Christ must needs provide an antidote in His absolute humility -- a humility which could not grow beneath these skies, but must be brought from the world where the lowliest are the greatest, and the most childlike reign as kings.

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

  • FRANKEN: Well, everybody at this base, from the highest commander to -- the brigadier general we've dealt with an awful lot -- to the lowliest private -- I use the word "lowliest" in quotes -- everybody was just thrilled to death.

    CNN Transcript Apr 13, 2003

  • The "lowliest" team in the league, gasping for their post season lives, against a team they would love to sink.

    Soccer Blogs - latest posts

  • The men who made the New Deal were driven by dreams of a machinelike society, in which all members, from the leaders of government to the lowliest workers, would be parts designed, built, and employed entirely for their function within the whole apparatus.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • But we must always remember that our existence and everything we have or ever will have is dependent upon the Mercy of God and His Bounty, and therefore He can accept into His heaven, which is really nearness to Him, even the lowliest if He pleases.

    Rothwell Polk: Does Anything Trump God's Justice?

  • The sad dynamic in America is, that even the so-called “lowliest” of White folk can always pull the ultimate trump card of status ...

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The sad dynamic in America is, that even the so-called “lowliest” of White folk can always pull the ultimate trump card of status ...

    “Res-pect Mah Authori-taaaaaayyyyh!”

  • I always use Usted rather than tu, even when speaking to the lowliest secretary and certainly when writing an email.

    Getting things done

  • But we must always remember that our existence and everything we have or ever will have is dependent upon the Mercy of God and His Bounty, and therefore He can accept into His heaven, which is really nearness to Him, even the lowliest if He pleases.

    Rothwell Polk: Does Anything Trump God's Justice?

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