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umbles

[uhm-buh lz] /ˈʌm bəlz/
plural noun
1.
Origin of umbles
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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  • I know my son will be umble, gentlemen, if you'll give him time to think.

    David Copperfield Charles Dickens
  • I see how I am to be the 'umble instrument of crushing error in the Church.

    A Lost Cause Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • These foo lines comes from a umble but arty frend to command.

    Springhaven R. D. Blackmore
  • I recollect saying with my own lips that I was much too umble.

  • But, while perusing these two books, we have had an 'umble and an 'arty laugh in the depths of our 'umiliation.

  • "This is the shop of the 'umble James Cheeseman," he answered, but not with the alacrity of business.

    Springhaven R. D. Blackmore
  • "Be it never so 'umble, there's no plyce like 'ome," he sang.

    The Wrecker Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
  • I shouldn't have deemed it at all proud if you had thought US too umble for you.

    David Copperfield Charles Dickens
  • I stopped at the umble point of my learning, and says I, "Hold hard!"

    David Copperfield Charles Dickens
  • I am sure it's very kind of you to make the offer, but I am much too umble to accept it.'

    David Copperfield Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for umble

umbles

/ˈʌmbəlz/
plural noun
1.
another term for numbles
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Word Origin and History for umble

umbles

n.

"edible inner parts of a deer or other animal," c.1400, see humble.

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