He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility.
[They were feeling] humility, self-condemnation, self-abhorrence.
The humility of Joseph to accept this news when most would have responded with incredulity and dismay.
The imaginative Raami turns within, summoning the parables, poems, dignity, humility, and wisdom of her father.
Appreciation and humility, however, were hardly the character traits Kaye was recognized for in the late 1990s.
Varney gave his largesse with an affectation of complaisance and humility.
But this man must be secure that humility would be an ornament to him.
Yet, for all his humility, he was possessed by a spirit of egoism that repelled me.
This thought should imbue a man of science with humility rather than with pride.
"The bulb was humility," she murmured over and over, under her breath.
early 14c., from Old French umelite "humility, modesty, sweetness," from Latin humilitatem (nominative humilitas) "lowness, insignificance," in Church Latin "meekness," from humilis "humble" (see humble). In the Mercian hymns, Latin humilitatem is glossed by Old English eaðmodnisse.
a prominent Christian grace (Rom. 12:3; 15:17, 18; 1 Cor. 3:5-7; 2 Cor. 3:5; Phil. 4:11-13). It is a state of mind well pleasing to God (1 Pet. 3:4); it preserves the soul in tranquillity (Ps. 69:32, 33), and makes us patient under trials (Job 1:22). Christ has set us an example of humility (Phil. 2:6-8). We should be led thereto by a remembrance of our sins (Lam. 3:39), and by the thought that it is the way to honour (Prov. 16:18), and that the greatest promises are made to the humble (Ps. 147:6; Isa. 57:15; 66:2; 1 Pet. 5:5). It is a "great paradox in Christianity that it makes humility the avenue to glory."