of humble origin(s)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of of humble origin(s)

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

Word by Word Definitions

humble play
  1. : not proud or haughty : not arrogant or assertive

  2. : reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission

  3. : ranking low in a hierarchy or scale : insignificant, unpretentious

  1. : to make (someone) humble (see 1humble) in spirit or manner

  2. : to destroy the power, independence, or prestige of

origin play
  1. : ancestry, parentage

  2. : rise, beginning, or derivation from a source

  3. : the point at which something begins or rises or from which it derives

  1. : the 19th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic s

  1. sulfur

  1. — compare 1-es

  1. used to form adverbs denoting usual or repeated action or state

  1. — compare 2-es


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