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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Humble  \Hum"ble\,  a.  [Compar.  {Humbler};  superl.  {Humblest}.] 
  [F.,  fr  L.  humilis  on  the  ground,  low  fr  humus  the  earth, 
  ground.  See  {Homage},  and  cf  {Chameleon},  {Humiliate}.] 
  1.  Near  the  ground;  not  high  or  lofty;  not  pretentious  or 
  magnificent;  unpretending  unassuming;  as  a  humble 
  cottage. 
 
  THy  humble  nest  built  on  the  ground.  --Cowley. 
 
  2.  Thinking  lowly  of  one's  self  claiming  little  for  one's 
  self  not  proud,  arrogant,  or  assuming;  thinking  one's 
  self  ill-deserving  or  unworthy,  when  judged  by  the  demands 
  of  God;  lowly;  waek;  modest. 
 
  God  resisteth  the  proud,  but  giveth  grace  unto  the 
  humble.  --Jas.  iv  6. 
 
  She  should  be  humble  who  would  please.  --Prior. 
 
  Without  a  humble  imitation  of  the  divine  Author  of 
  our  .  .  .  religion  we  can  never  hope  to  be  a  happy 
  nation.  --Washington. 
 
  {Humble  plant}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  sensitive  plant,  of  the 
  genus  {Mimosa}  ({M.  sensitiva}). 
 
  {To  eat  humble  pie},  to  endure  mortification;  to  submit  or 
  apologize  abjectly;  to  yield  passively  to  insult  or 
  humilitation;  --  a  phrase  derived  from  a  pie  made  of  the 
  entrails  or  humbles  of  a  deer,  which  was  formerly  served 
  to  servants  and  retainers  at  a  hunting  feast.  See 
  {Humbles}.  --Halliwell.  --Thackeray. 




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