meekness is less than ever an attractive quality in American life.
His family were relieved by his meekness with regard to the May Day festival.
Thus have we restored our brother in the spirit of meekness.
He must be clothed with meekness from Heaven, or the provocations of the people will be apt to embitter his spirit.
For he had insulted her as well, beyond what pride or meekness could put up with.
Though the fellow hath the bravery of a lion, he hath the meekness of a lamb.
Ralston would be the last man to accept an affront with meekness.
Commit your cause in meekness (forgiving your oppressors) to God, and your sentence shall come back from Him laughing.
This name is obtained from the meekness and innocence of the inhabitants.
A prayer then followed, the spirit of which appeared to me perfect in hopefulness, meekness, and gentleness.
c.1200, "gentle, quiet, unaggressive; benevolent, kind; courteous, humble, unassuming;" of a woman, "modest," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse mjukr "soft, pliant, gentle"), from Proto-Germanic *meukaz (cf. Gothic muka-modei "humility," Dutch muik "soft"), of uncertain origin, perhaps from PIE *meug- "slippery, slimy." In the Bible, it translates Latin mansuetus from Vulgate (see mansuetude). Sense of "submissive" is from mid-14c.
"those who are meek," c.1200, from meek (adj.).
a calm temper of mind, not easily provoked (James 3:13). Peculiar promises are made to the meek (Matt. 5:5; Isa. 66:2). The cultivation of this spirit is enjoined (Col. 3:12; 1 Tim. 6:11; Zeph. 2:3), and is exemplified in Christ (Matt. 11:29), Abraham (Gen. 13; 16:5, 6) Moses (Num. 12:3), David (Zech. 12:8; 2 Sam. 16:10, 12), and Paul (1 Cor. 9:19).