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Even in the state of half-sleep—psychologists call it hypnagogia—our minds are sufficiently loose to descend from those lowly hills.

As a lowly employee, your ability to correct his behavior is limited.

Because of their tie in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Eagles could do the Cowboys one better — winning the division with a lowly 4-11-1 record.

Even as he argued that man ought to be humbled by his connection to the lemur, he placed man at the summit, the lemur on the lowly plain.

The Laker players file onto the chartered team bus to make their way back to the facility for a brief practice run before the night’s matchup against the lowly Cavaliers.

Lowly freshman congressmen could now buck the speaker, as one rich guy could fund their next campaign.

He was a lowly country lawyer and she a Kentucky aristocrat who had come to visit her older sister in Illinois.

With three years left to his presidency, we are reduced to the lowly ambition of executive orders.

One of the best presidential orators in history, Obama was reduced to the lowly ambition of executive orders.

He also took aim at senior Republican figures and lowly GOP Hill staffers.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly of heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

She was delighted with these indications of gratitude and sensibility on the part of the unenlightened and lowly peasantry.

A deep sigh—the first of unfeigned regret for her lowly station—perhaps of envy—broke from the lips of the wondering girl.

They were, for the chief part, of lowly condition, but occasionally one or two of better rank.

In striking contrast to all this magnificence was the lowly home to which James Starbuck brought his happy bride.


On this page you'll find 65 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lowly, such as: humble, average, base, baseborn, cast down, and common.

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