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adverb as in meekly

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Rather than doubling down on his well-known earlier positions, Kennedy humbly acknowledges his changed opinions after thinking about our messy social relationships for many decades.

The editor, a 31-year-old Piers Morgan, apologized to anyone the paper had offended, and humbly canceled plans to drive a tank to the Germany Embassy.

From Time

“We thank you all for your support throughout the years & we humbly ask for privacy & understanding during this new season of change,” the former couple wrote.

I realize that for most people this is something that is so far out of reach right now, so in moments like these, I am humbly reminded of how privileged my life is.

The phrase “humbly confident” introduces every job ad on YNAB’s careers page.

From Fortune

And much of it, unlike Pappy, is right there on the shelf, humbly, quietly waiting to be tried.

He married a Playboy centerfold and had two sons, the humbly-named Thor and Odin.

In his Twitter handle Spencer now humbly refers to himself as an “international thought criminal.”

To any other journalists interested in following up on our mission, I humbly offer one piece of advice.

Like many great poets and lyricists, Arik seemed to let his words humbly slip into the soul without great fanfare.

"I most humbly thank your lordship," replied the butler with an air of profound gratitude, as he chuckled in his sleeve.

I humbly petition your Majesty to be pleased to order that he be despatched here, so that this so urgent need may be supplied.

Dorothy met the request, so humbly made, with heart-felt expressions of gratitude.

The humbly sympathizing friend became once more the respectful servant, and hurried away to carry out his young mistress's behest.

I humbly pray thee, most gracious Mother, obtain for me the grace to overcome the bitter results of original sin.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to humbly, such as: apologetically, meanly, abjectly, ingloriously, obscurely, and poorly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.