meekness is less than ever an attractive quality in American life.
His family were relieved by his meekness with regard to the May Day festival.
Receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
He must be clothed with meekness from Heaven, or the provocations of the people will be apt to embitter his spirit.
His anger changed to meekness, and his words were mild and fawning.
Though the fellow hath the bravery of a lion, he hath the meekness of a lamb.
Can he compass his spirit with meekness, and strangle a natural oath?
Commit your cause in meekness (forgiving your oppressors) to God, and your sentence shall come back from Him laughing.
The rage of the wolf is changed to the meekness of the lamb.
A prayer then followed, the spirit of which appeared to me perfect in hopefulness, meekness, and gentleness.
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.).
a calm temper of mind, not easily provoked (James 3:13). Peculiar promises are made to the meek (Matt. 5:5; Isa. 66:2). The cultivation of this spirit is enjoined (Col. 3:12; 1 Tim. 6:11; Zeph. 2:3), and is exemplified in Christ (Matt. 11:29), Abraham (Gen. 13; 16:5, 6) Moses (Num. 12:3), David (Zech. 12:8; 2 Sam. 16:10, 12), and Paul (1 Cor. 9:19).