Origin of umbles
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for umble
I see how I am to be the 'umble instrument of crushing error in the Church.A Lost Cause
Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
It was indeed kind of him, leaving the castle to "come and visit them in their 'umble abode."Ask Momma
R. S. Surtees
I stopped at the umble point of my learning, and says I, ‘Hold hard!’
I recollect saying with my own lips that I was much too umble.
These foo lines comes from a umble but arty frend to command.Springhaven
R. D. Blackmore
- another term for numbles
Word Origin and History for umble
"edible inner parts of a deer or other animal," c.1400, see humble.
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