adjective, meek·er, meek·est.
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Origin of meek
synonym study for meek
OTHER WORDS FROM meekmeek·ly, adverbmeek·ness, nouno·ver·meek, adjectiveo·ver·meek·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for meek
Bob Cratchit, the clerk who is the father of Tiny Tim and who meekly serves Scrooge, is paid fifteen shillings a week.
Devastated and utterly embarrassed, I meekly raised my hand.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Surely the party can tolerate a few midlevel leaders, especially younger ones, meekly supporting the policy.Republicans Move to the Center? Nope, They’re Crazier Than Ever|Michael Tomasky|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nonplussed, he thought for a moment, smiled, and meekly confessed, “Nothing I guess—just boxing and my family.”Vitali Klitschko Contemplates Bowing Out of the Ring and Entering Ukrainian Politics|Gordon Marino|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Despite Euro elite expectations, Italian voters have not meekly submitted to foreign-imposed austerity.
“I hear and obey,” he meekly answered, and so he went to fight the Moors.Patraas|R. H. Busk
“My hat and the butter,” said Anthony meekly, and at this unique combination they both laughed.A Village Stradivarius|Kate Douglas Wiggin
"There is an errand that I desired him to do," she replied, meekly enough.Ashton Kirk, Secret Agent|John T. McIntyre
Under her poke bonnet I saw her meekly parted hair and her faded cheeks, flushed now with a hectic colour.The Romance of a Plain Man|Ellen Glasgow
Eleanor felt chagrined and meekly followed Polly after this.Polly and Eleanor|Lillian Elizabeth Roy