Despite all his achievements, he has remained humble.
He is very humble about his achievements.
She is too humble to let praise go to her head.
Please accept my humble apologies.
Her humble suggestion is that we review the data more carefully.
He comes from a humble background.
She's not ashamed of her humble beginnings.
Humble though it may be, and about as glamorous as a galosh, it is a fish that has shaped the political and social history of Europe like no other, with the possible exception of cod. —R. W. Apple, Jr., New York Times, 30 Oct. 2002
She would not come closer to me, as much as I thought she wished to, hungering not for anything like love but for plain, humble succor. —Chang-rae Lee, A Gesture Life, 1999
Women are the organizing soft-centered socialists, the nice people, the sugar-and-spice lot, identifying with the poor and humble; men are snips and snails and puppy-dog tails, and rampant, selfish, greedy capitalists. —Fay Weldon, Harper's, May 1998
transitive verb\ˈhəm-bəl also chiefly Southernˈəm-\
: to make (someone) feel less important or proud : to make (someone) humble
: to easily defeat (someone or something) in a way that is surprising or not expected
Full Definition of HUMBLE
: to make (someone) humble (see 1humble) in spirit or manner
: to destroy the power, independence, or prestige of
Examples of HUMBLE
Her success has humbled her critics.
Last year's champion was humbled by an unknown newcomer.
Cuba's reliance on tourism is a somewhat humbling turn for the revolution, which has long prided itself on producing topflight doctors and teachers—not concierges. —Tim Padgett, Time, 22 Dec. 2003
… audiences loved to see villains punished and arrogant young men humbled, they did not want to fidget and squirm through mea culpas before the final scene. —Elaine Showalter, Civilization, April/May 1999
It frightened and humbled him but also made him feel darkly charmed. —Don DeLillo, Mao II, 1991