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humbly

[ huhm-blee, uhm- ]
/ ˈhʌm bli, ˈʌm- /
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adverb

in a way that is not proud or arrogant; modestly:He humbly accepted the award on behalf of his friends and colleagues.
in a way that shows insignificance, inferiority, or subservience: I made my suggestions humbly, realizing the vast experience of the others in the room.
in a respectfully courteous way: I humbly request that you give us some time to discuss this privately.

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Origin of humbly

o·ver·hum·bly, adverbqua·si-hum·bly, adverbun·hum·bly, adverb
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