Origin of humility
Examples from the Web for humility
At times, Mario Cuomo seemed to have the humility of a Jesuit and the goals of an emperor.
In the Church of Sorkin, this is the prayer of humility: forgive them, for they know not what they do.‘Newsroom’ Premiere: Aaron Sorkin Puts CNN on Blast Over the Boston Bombing|Kevin Fallon|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We are meant to see Coach Lad as a gentle shepherd, full of lessons about humility and brotherhood.Two New Films Preach Our Nation’s Corrosive Gridiron Gospel|Steve Almond|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
[They were feeling] humility, self-condemnation, self-abhorrence.The Hellish Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, Malign Evangelist|Matthew Paul Turner|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And humility, well, that's about as useful as a one-legged man at an ass-kicking contest.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
(a) I commend, then, to your attention the importance of reverence and humility in prayer.Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle
It had no recognition in flesh, and it was the reward of no prayer or humility or righteousness.Linda Condon|Joseph Hergesheimer
In my demeanour I was always sedate and respectful—full of humility, and self-accusation.The Pacha of Many Tales|Frederick Marryat
All the humility in the world will only pass for weakness and folly.Table-Talk|William Hazlitt
The mother said in all humility: "Whatsoever Thou doest, Master, that is surely right."I.N.R.I.|Peter Rosegger
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.