adjective, hum·bler, hum·blest.
verb (used with object), hum·bled, hum·bling.
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Obese mice given HUMBLE or brown cells now weighed 20 percent more.Gene editing can alter body fat and may fight diabetes|Silke Schmidt|October 23, 2020|Science News For Students
This week Natasha was on vacation, so Danny and your humble servant had to endeavor alone.
Yesterday Ocean Spray was humbled to gift Nathan with something of importance to him— a truck we knew he needed.The Skateboarding, Cranberry Juice-Sipping TikToker Was Given a New Truck by Ocean Spray|Jaya Saxena|October 8, 2020|Eater
If the idea that Darwin humbled us has become canonical, what is less often observed is the fact that the newfound humility was, in certain important respects, misleading—and dangerously so.The Human Error Darwin Inspired - Issue 90: Something Green|Aaron Hirsh|September 30, 2020|Nautilus
In June, Paul attacked Fauci for not being more optimistic about the coronavirus, saying that Fauci wasn’t the “end-all” and that he should be more humble about what he didn’t know.
The Humbling focuses on Simon Axler (Pacino), a veteran stage actor who loses the desire to act.Al Pacino Does What He Wants to Do: 'The Humbling,' Scorsese, and That 'Scarface' Remake|Alex Suskind|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perry called his failed 2012 bid for the GOP nomination “painful” and “humbling.”Rick Perry, Humbled by His ‘Oops,’ May Be Ready This Time|Eleanor Clift|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The messy, complex, non-linear movement of actual history, by contrast, is unsettling, humbling—even terrifying.How ‘Cosmos’ Bungles the History of Religion and Science|David Sessions|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it is a humbling reminder of how moral campaigns are actually won: with more than simple appeals to the heart.
Yet we fear to pursue this thought to its humbling conclusion.From Smarm To Snark, We’re All Soldiers In The War On Obscurity|James Poulos|December 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Exert your royal gifts in exalting only the lowly and humbling only the proud.Notes of a Son and Brother|Henry James
You won't have such another chance of humbling them both—both!Evan Harrington, Complete|George Meredith
No small part of those energies in the business district were devoted to humbling the rival, in the matter of commerce.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Surely Rosalind's depreciation of it is not real, but only assumed, for the purpose of humbling, Phebe!
He could find no method of humbling one subject grown too great, but by aggrandizing in the same excessive degree some others.
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see eat crow (humble pie).