He has been humbled and now exhibits an empathy for the fallen he did not possess previously.
"I am profoundly moved and humbled to be asked to take on the CEO role at this company that means so much to me," Bailey said.
Awkward moments and hilarity ensue until the humbled hero gets rescued by benevolent locals and in the process, gets transformed.
And humbled Socialists rallied to throw support behind the conservative Chirac.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Curtis said she was “honored and humbled” to even be considered.
Would to heaven that it could have been otherwise—or,” he muttered, “that this pride was humbled!
The woman may not be sold for money after she has been "humbled."
The humbled country author burnt his tragedy, returned home, took to his chamber, and died of vexation and grief.
It is a common lot to be humbled for the credulous confidence of youth.
A passionate burst of tears was all the reply that the humbled, but not penitent, Mabel, could make.
mid-13c., from Old French humble, earlier humele, from Latin humilis "lowly, humble," literally "on the ground," from humus "earth." Senses of "not self-asserting" and "of low birth or rank" were both in Middle English Related: Humbly; humbleness.
Don't be so humble; you're not that great. [Golda Meir]To eat humble pie (1830) is from umble pie (1640s), pie made from umbles "edible inner parts of an animal" (especially deer), considered a low-class food. The similar sense of similar-sounding words (the "h" of humble was not pronounced then) converged in the pun. Umbles, meanwhile, is Middle English numbles "offal" (with loss of n- through assimilation into preceding article).
late 14c. in the intransitive sense of "to render oneself humble;" late 15c. in the transitive sense of "to lower (someone) in dignity;" see humble (adj.). Related: Humbled; humbling.