Bob Cratchit, the clerk who is the father of Tiny Tim and who meekly serves Scrooge, is paid fifteen shillings a week.
Devastated and utterly embarrassed, I meekly raised my hand.
Surely the party can tolerate a few midlevel leaders, especially younger ones, meekly supporting the policy.
Despite Euro elite expectations, Italian voters have not meekly submitted to foreign-imposed austerity.
Nonplussed, he thought for a moment, smiled, and meekly confessed, “Nothing I guess—just boxing and my family.”
It seemed good to be managed once more, and he meekly acquiesced to all she proposed.
Then he said, meekly, "Does your mother object to tobacco smoke, ma'am?"
All right,” he said, meekly, cowed by the mighty triumph of the “Firm.
He did not often find one who would stand it so meekly as Joe Jenkins.
"I think he said something about a breakfast," meekly interposed Mr. Clinch.
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.).