That is how it is with our rich and famous friends; we go to their homes, but they do not visit our humble abodes.
His goal of coming across as humble subtracts from his ability to share just exactly how he became so great at such a young age.
This July, a humble fried chicken sandwich became the symbol of two competing persecution narratives: gays vs. Christians.
What matters is being honest, humble, and a faithful and loyal friend, father and member of your community.
If only she could lose the humble bragging and the entitlement.
This is Count Rostov, squadron commander, and I am your humble servant.
But do you think I will rob my sister of her humble servant?
Oh, my dear brother, pray that I may be humble, and of a childlike spirit.
Not being a knowledge of the whole truth it should be humble, tolerant, and eager to expand.
She put her face up with a kind of humble frankness, to be kissed.
mid-13c., from Old French humble, earlier humele, from Latin humilis "lowly, humble," literally "on the ground," from humus "earth." Senses of "not self-asserting" and "of low birth or rank" were both in Middle English Related: Humbly; humbleness.
Don't be so humble; you're not that great. [Golda Meir]To eat humble pie (1830) is from umble pie (1640s), pie made from umbles "edible inner parts of an animal" (especially deer), considered a low-class food. The similar sense of similar-sounding words (the "h" of humble was not pronounced then) converged in the pun. Umbles, meanwhile, is Middle English numbles "offal" (with loss of n- through assimilation into preceding article).
late 14c. in the intransitive sense of "to render oneself humble;" late 15c. in the transitive sense of "to lower (someone) in dignity;" see humble (adj.). Related: Humbled; humbling.