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verb (humbl, ing)
  1. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humiliate.
Here, take this purse, thou whom the heaven's plagues have humbled to all strokes. -Shak.
The genius which humbled six marshals of France. -Macaulay.
  1. To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiency of; to make meek and submissive; -- often used reflexively.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you. 1 Pet. v. 6.
Translations: 
    adjective (humbler, humblest)
    1. Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.
    Thy nest built on the ground. -Cowley.
    1. Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; thinking one's self ill-deserving or unworthy, when judged by the demands of God; lowly; weak; modest.
    God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the . Jas. iv. 6.
    She should be who would please. -Prior.
    Without a imitation of the divine Author of our . . . religion we can never hope to be a happy nation. -Washington.
    Translations: 
      Etymology: , from humilis on the ground, low, from humus the earth, ground. See homage, and confer chameleon, humiliate.


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