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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lowly  \Low"ly\,  adv 
  1.  In  a  low  manner;  humbly;  meekly;  modestly.  ``Be  lowly 
  wise.''  --Milton. 
  2.  In  a  low  condition;  meanly. 
  I  will  show  myself  highly  fed,  and  lowly  taught. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lowly  \Low"ly\,  a.  [Compar.  {Lowlier};  superl.  {Lowliest}.] 
  [Low,  a.  +  -ly.] 
  1.  Not  high;  not  elevated  in  place  low  ``Lowly  lands.'' 
  2.  Low  in  rank  or  social  importance. 
  One  common  right  the  great  and  lowly  claims.  --Pope. 
  3.  Not  lofty  or  sublime;  humble. 
  These  rural  poems,  and  their  lowly  strain.  --Dryden. 
  4.  Having  a  low  esteem  of  one's  own  worth;  humble;  meek;  free 
  from  pride. 
  Take  my  yoke  upon  you  and  learn  of  me  for  I  am 
  meek  and  lowly  in  heart.  --Matt.  xi 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  low  or  inferior  in  station  or  quality;  "a  humble  cottage"; 
  "a  lowly  parish  priest";  "a  modest  man  of  the  people"; 
  "small  beginnings"  [syn:  {humble},  {low},  {modest},  {small}] 
  2:  inferior  in  rank  or  status;  "the  junior  faculty";  "a  lowly 
  corporal";  "petty  officialdom";  "a  subordinate 
  functionary"  [syn:  {junior-grade},  {inferior},  {lower},  {lower-ranking}, 
  {petty(a)},  {secondary},  {subaltern},  {subordinate}] 
  3:  used  of  unskilled  work  (especially  domestic  work)  [syn:  {humble}, 
  4:  of  low  birth  or  station  (`base'  is  archaic  in  this  sense); 
  "baseborn  wretches  with  dirty  faces";  "of  humble  (or 
  lowly)  birth"  [syn:  {base},  {baseborn},  {humble}] 

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