He was working as a lowly clerk.
He resented his lowly status. Adverblowly bowing before his king, he accepted his knighthood
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Sweet potatoes, fruit Jello, and roast pork — not turkey — would be served to all the inmates, from the lowliest cutpurse to what amounted to the celebrity wing, and its residents:
Alexander Pantages, the millionaire theater magnate convicted of raping a 17-year-old dancer.—Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023 This investment offered her century-old carmaker the chance to finally be viewed as a disruptive tech company with valuation multiples more akin to buzzy software companies than those of a lowly metal-bender beset by a meddlesome unionized workforce.—Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 20 Nov. 2023 Toe to toe, on land, the hippo towers over its lowly opponent.—Paul Richards, Field & Stream, 15 Nov. 2023 Ramey quickly refuted the reports of unidentified material, claiming that his base experts had examined the debris sent from Roswell and easily identified it as belonging not to any foreign or unknown craft, but to a lowly weather balloon instead.—WIRED, 14 Nov. 2023 In fact, its lowly standing sits in stark contrast with its role as a centerpiece of global air travel—and even its current financial performance.—Shawn Tully, Fortune, 11 Nov. 2023 Deeming it a religious conspiracy, the Senate issued a formal decree prohibiting the Bacchanalia throughout Italy—all because a lowly freedwoman wanted to protect her lover.—Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 8 Nov. 2023 Apple iMessage users communicate with feature-rich blue bubbles, while everyone else is relegated to a lowly green.—Jon Porter, The Verge, 8 Nov. 2023 Nella’s got both the talent and the drive to be successful at Wagner Books, but life (read: casual workplace aggressions and red tape) has been getting in the way, keeping her stuck in her lowly assistant position.—Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 29 Sep. 2023
Swap out your regular light bulbs for a lower wattage, install a dimmer or a wall sconce that is intentionally lowly lit.—Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 21 July 2023 The Giants offense has been pretty lowly lately, but that hasn't stopped San Francisco from rattling off a bunch of wins to remain afloat in the playoff race.—Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 17 July 2023 In Bihar, that means a government job, no matter how lowly.—Hari Kumar Atul Loke, New York Times, 28 June 2023 That being said, there have been a few undrafted -- or lowly drafted -- players who have made an impact in Indy.—Dustin Dopirak, The Indianapolis Star, 29 May 2023 Nothing embraces those dramatic changes like the butterfly, shifting from a lowly crawling caterpillar to the colorful winged pollinator that brings beauty and whimsy to the outdoors.—Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 15 May 2023 Even lowly Colorado attracted 47,277 fans eager to check out Deion Sanders and his new-look Buffs.—Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2023 The Kenyan shilling has for the longest time been measuring lowly against the US dollar.—Faustine Ngila, Quartz, 27 Apr. 2023 The two teams meet at St. James' Park this month, too. SLICK ARSENAL Three goals in a 26-minute burst in the first half saw Arsenal overwhelm Fulham, a week after the leaders needed a dramatic strike in the seventh minute of stoppage time to beat lowly Bournemouth at home.—Steve Douglas, ajc, 12 Mar. 2023 See More
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