It was his own spiritual narrative and it was surprisingly, serenely, humbling.
I am at this moment engaged in the humbling task of trying to devise a correct strategy in Afghanistan.
But it is a humbling reminder of how moral campaigns are actually won: with more than simple appeals to the heart.
“This has been the most humbling experience,” said the woman, who finally became an unpaid intern at a law firm.
Amazing, delightful, grounding, humbling, refreshing, delicious.
The "bright particular star" humbling itself before the temporal crown!
This completed my humbling; for no man had ever disdained me thus before.
Meanwhile, upstairs, Marion is humbling herself into the dust, at the footstool of her tyrant.
I owe you that admission, humbling to the pride that is left in me!
The picture seen from such a height is both an inspiring and a humbling one.
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.