adjective, low·li·er, low·li·est.
Origin of lowly
Examples from the Web for lowly
Lowly freshman congressmen could now buck the speaker, as one rich guy could fund their next campaign.Speed Read: Kenneth Vogel’s ‘Big Money’ Shows How PACs Control Politics|William O’Connor|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was a lowly country lawyer and she a Kentucky aristocrat who had come to visit her older sister in Illinois.
With three years left to his presidency, we are reduced to the lowly ambition of executive orders.
One of the best presidential orators in history, Obama was reduced to the lowly ambition of executive orders.
He also took aim at senior Republican figures and lowly GOP Hill staffers.Exclusive: White House Official Fired for Tweeting Under Fake Name|Josh Rogin|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It euer instructeth men too shewe them selues most lowly, humile, and obesaunt toward their Prynce.A Very Pleasaunt & Fruitful Diologe Called the Epicure|Desiderius Erasmus
First let me be independent of the great; I will then be the champion of the lowly.Lucretia, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Slowly it went with majestic tread, passing by the harbour, and sailors on the ships bowed down in lowly adoration.Saronia|Richard Short
Exert your royal gifts in exalting only the lowly and humbling only the proud.Notes of a Son and Brother|Henry James
He did not wait to see more, but passed on with all evidences of disinterest in this lowly abode.Merton of the Movies|Harry Leon Wilson