He started up to hinder me; crying, "It is not to me but to God that you owe these humilities."
For we could not conceive of Wordsworth as submitting his faculties to the humilities and devotion of courtship.
The devices to lull their suspicions—the virtues and renunciations, the humilities and the consecrations!
But were his generalities about life strong enough to push her and her humilities aside?
early 14c., from Old French umelite "humility, modesty, sweetness," from Latin humilitatem (nominative humilitas) "lowness, insignificance," in Church Latin "meekness," from humilis "humble" (see humble). In the Mercian hymns, Latin humilitatem is glossed by Old English eaðmodnisse.