"Yes sir, I'll remember," said Bobby in the meekest of meek tones.
She followed me to the door in the meekest manner, but declined the arm I offered.
He answered, softly: "Some of the meekest people in the world use the soft 'a.' I say 'dahnce.'"
As I explained to him afterwards, a woman is most dangerous when at her meekest.
I dont know whether you can forgive me, he said, in the meekest of tones, but I beg your pardon all the same.
Their founder and preachers were among the boldest and yet the meekest of the non-conformists.
The meekest of men love to tell how bad they were as boys, hugging their fiction of early depravity with an unregenerate glee.
meekest man I ever saw, and ought to have a monument for politeness.
You're just the meekest little mouse that ever came under the paw of a cat.
The mightiest and holiest of all Beings that ever trod our world was the meekest of all.
c.1200, "gentle, quiet, unaggressive; benevolent, kind; courteous, humble, unassuming;" of a woman, "modest," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse mjukr "soft, pliant, gentle"), from Proto-Germanic *meukaz (cf. Gothic muka-modei "humility," Dutch muik "soft"), of uncertain origin, perhaps from PIE *meug- "slippery, slimy." In the Bible, it translates Latin mansuetus from Vulgate (see mansuetude). Sense of "submissive" is from mid-14c.
"those who are meek," c.1200, from meek (adj.).