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meekness

[ meek-nis ]
/ ˈmik nɪs /
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noun

the quality of being patient or quiet in nature:The theme of her sermon was that quietness and meekness are the beginning of wisdom.
the quality of being overly submissive:Several speakers criticized the government for its meekness when confronted with threats.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

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o·ver·meek·ness, noun

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