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lowly

adverb low·ly \ ˈlō-lē \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of lowly

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

Examples of lowly in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of lowly

14th century


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lowly

adjective

Definition of lowly

lowlier; lowliest
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

lowliness

noun

Examples of lowly in a Sentence

  1. He was working as a lowly clerk.

  2. He resented his lowly status.

Recent Examples of lowly from the Web

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First Known Use of lowly

14th century


LOWLY Defined for English Language Learners

lowly

adjective

Definition of lowly for English Language Learners

  • : low in rank, position, or importance


LOWLY Defined for Kids

lowly

adjective \ ˈlō-lē \

Definition of lowly for Students

lowlier; lowliest
:of low rank or importance:humble
  • a lowly servant


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