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  • as ineat crow
  • as ingrovel
  • as insurrender

synonyms for eat humble pie

  • eat dirt
  • eat one's words
  • eat shit
  • swallow one's pride
  • tuck one's tail
  • beseech
  • fawn
  • beg
  • blandish
  • bootlick
  • brown-nose
  • court
  • cower
  • crawl
  • creep
  • cringe
  • crouch
  • flatter
  • humor
  • implore
  • kneel
  • kowtow
  • pamper
  • prostrate
  • revere
  • snivel
  • soft-soap
  • stoop
  • truckle
  • wheedle
  • apple-polish
  • beg for mercy
  • bow and scrape
  • butter up
  • cater to
  • eat crow
  • eat dirt
  • fall all over
  • humble oneself
  • kiss one's feet
  • make much of
  • make up to
  • play up to
  • suck up to
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How to use eat humble pie in a sentence

You see Squinty, like most little pigs, thought more of something to eat than of anything else.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
I mean it is well my mother is ill, and doesn't wish to eat, for there would be nothing for her, if she did.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
Many of his bird neighbors,p. 31 for instance, liked the same things to eat that he did.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
That was because he was hungry, you see, but pigs nearly always eat fast, as though they were continually in a hurry.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
But there was nothing in the trough to eat, as yet, and the box seemed quite lonesome, for Squinty was all alone.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
Haggard was in a state of suppressed excitement, and he couldn't eat a mouthful.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
They've let us keep our rooms on, up to now, but for two days they've not given us anything to eat.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
Sick, trembling, her beautiful face humble and tearful enough now, she bent it on his shoulder in a shower of bitter tears.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Having achieved this feat he sighed again, and applied himself assiduously to the pie.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO EAT HUMBLE PIE

  • eat dirt
  • eat humble pie
  • eat one's words
  • eat shit
  • swallow one's pride
  • tuck one's tail
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.