- humble in station, condition, or nature: a lowly cottage.
- low in growth or position.
- humble in attitude, behavior, or spirit; meek.
- in a low position, manner, or degree: a lowly placed shelf.
- in a lowly manner; humbly.
- in a quiet voice; softly: to converse lowly.
Origin of lowly
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3. modest, simple, unpretentious.
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Examples from the Web for lowliness
Strong in lowliness, they neither blanch in heat nor pine in frost.Art in England
It is equally unwise to impress him with his greatness and not with his lowliness.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
Lowliness and want are hated by men; but do not go from the Way, to escape them.The Sayings Of Confucius
They judge of the office of the ministry by the lowliness of the person.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II
Lowliness is taking the place that becomes me; holiness, giving God the place that becomes Him.Holy in Christ
- humble or low in position, rank, status, etc
- full of humility; meek
- simple, unpretentious, or plain
- in a low or lowly manner
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Word Origin and History for lowliness
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