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lowly

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adverb low·ly \ˈlō-lē\

Definition of lowly

  1. 1 :  in a humble or meek manner

  2. 2 :  in a low position, manner, or degree

  3. 3 :  not loudly

Examples of lowly in a sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of lowly

14th century


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lowly

adjective low·ly

Definition of lowly

lowlier

lowliest

  1. 1 :  humble in manner or spirit :  free from self-assertive pride

  2. 2 :  not lofty or sublime :  prosaic

  3. 3 :  ranking low in some hierarchy

  4. 4 :  of or relating to a low social or economic rank

  5. 5 :  low in the scale of biological or cultural evolution

lowliness

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Examples of lowly in a sentence

  1. He was working as a lowly clerk.

  2. He resented his lowly status.

14th Century

First Known Use of lowly

14th century


LOWLY Defined for English Language Learners


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lowly

adjective low·ly

Definition of lowly for English Language Learners

  • : low in rank, position, or importance


LOWLY Defined for Kids

lowly

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adjective low·ly \ˈlō-lē\

Definition of lowly for Students

lowlier

lowliest

  1. :  of low rank or importance:  humble <a lowly servant>



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