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1lowly

adverb low·ly \ˈlō-lē\

Definition of LOWLY

1
:  in a humble or meek manner
2
:  in a low position, manner, or degree
3
:  not loudly

Examples of LOWLY

  1. <lowly bowing before his king, he accepted his knighthood>

First Known Use of LOWLY

14th century

Rhymes with LOWLY

2lowly

adjective

: low in rank, position, or importance

low·li·erlow·li·est

Full Definition of LOWLY

1
:  humble in manner or spirit :  free from self-assertive pride
2
:  not lofty or sublime :  prosaic
3
:  ranking low in some hierarchy
4
:  of or relating to a low social or economic rank
5
:  low in the scale of biological or cultural evolution
low·li·ness noun

Examples of LOWLY

  1. He was working as a lowly clerk.
  2. He resented his lowly status.

First Known Use of LOWLY

14th century

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