Etymology

1. humbly

adverb. ['ˈhʌmbli'] in a humble manner.

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • humble (English)
  • umble (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Humbly

  • crumbley
  • rumbley
  • chumbley
  • bumbly

Example sentences of the word humbly


1. Adverb
Everyone has strengths or experiences that nobody else has, so learn to recognize and humbly highlight yours.

Quotes containing the word humbly


1. Pooh,"said Rabbit kindly, "you haven't any brain.""I know,"said Pooh humbly.
- A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

2. Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this.
- Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley - Volume 1

3. Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.
- Mary Shelley

2. humbly

adverb. ['ˈhʌmbli'] in a miserly manner.

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • humble (English)
  • umble (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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