of humble origin(s)

idiom

: from a family that did not have high social status or much money
A man of humble origin(s).

Examples of of humble origin(s) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inventors of humble origins benefited disproportionately from the security that property rights offered. B. Zorina Khan, Foreign Affairs, 7 Jan. 2019 However, the real American Dream, aspirations of success, regardless of humble origins, through hard work, imagination, ambition, and the enthusiastic support of others, can pay off. Time, 17 Aug. 2023 The story of Rubén, a healer of humble origins using outlandish and disturbing techniques. John Hopewell, Variety, 14 Feb. 2023 More From Popular Mechanics: For a ship of legend, the Nao Victoria is of humble origins. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 6 Sep. 2022 Vespasiano was a prodigy, a man of humble origins with virtually no schooling who became extraordinarily learned. Ernest Hilbert, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2021

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“Of humble origin(s).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/of%20humble%20origin%28s%29. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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