And much of it, unlike Pappy, is right there on the shelf, humbly, quietly waiting to be tried.
You parted with Les and with Rebekah, took out full page “sorry” ads and humbly apologized to the Dowler family.
But here she is, the most Oscar-nominated actress in history, humbly crediting Cazale for inspiring her career.
To any other journalists interested in following up on our mission, I humbly offer one piece of advice.
You need—peacefully, humbly, decently—to make them spill your blood.
I humbly gave her what I could and considered myself happy to have shaken hands with a real human being.
I humbly apprehend, that Mr. Solmes has the spirit of a man, and a gentleman.
And I also humbly thanked my Creator, who had saved me from this great and unexpected danger.
"Ach, no," said he humbly; for he could not look upon my face and hold his anger.
Such persons can alone afford to be proud, yet these of all others make the least display and think most humbly of themselves.'
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.