Origin of humility
Examples from the Web for humilities
For we could not conceive of Wordsworth as submitting his faculties to the humilities and devotion of courtship.The Collected Writing of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II|Thomas De Quincey
But were his generalities about life strong enough to push her and her humilities aside?The Prisoner|Alice Brown
The devices to lull their suspicions—the virtues and renunciations, the humilities and the consecrations!Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
He started up to hinder me; crying, "It is not to me but to God that you owe these Humilities."A Voyage to the Moon|Cyrano de Bergerac
noun plural -ties
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.