- 1.1 (lowly, unpretentious) [origins/cottage/folk] humilde, modesto he worked as a humble office clerk era un humilde empleado de oficinaMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (meek, unassuming) [person] modesto, humilde in my humble opinion en mi modesta or humilde opinión your humble servant (at end of letter) [formal, dated/formal, anticuado] su seguro servidor [frml & ant] (in speech) [literary or humorous/literario o humorístico], un servidor/una servidora [ant & hum]
- He was from a humble social background, raised either in a village or an orphanage.
- These official inscriptions were produced in substantial quantities, in contrast to the small number of inscriptions produced by more humble social groups.
- The party's rise also provided an opportunity for people of humble social origins to enter politics.
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- They then proceeded to torch the humble dwellings of the farm workers, presumably to ensure that they would not try to return to the village.
- Even though my dwelling is both humble and modest I still find the quarterly levy feels like more than I can afford.
- Despite their humble beginnings, they are an internationally recognised and respected organisation.
More example sentences1.3 (deferential) [apology/request] humilde eat 1 1
- He's so humble and modest; I'm someone who literally brags when he goes to the gym, so it's pretty cool to come across such selflessness.
- Can you be stinking rich and love yourself and be proud of yourself and yet be humble and modest as well?
- These executives and managers are humble, fearless, modest, and willful with endless reserves of energy.
- All this was attended to in a professional and caring manner, whilst offering humble apologies for the state of the equipment they were forced to endure.
- At that point, offer your humble apologies and cancel the message.
- In my humble opinion, a beard can perform double duty as being a source of comfort and enjoyment, as well as looking sharp.
Did you know that bable (or asturiano) is a variety of Castilian spoken in Asturias? It went into decline when the kingdom of Castile achieved political dominance and imposed Castilian on what became Spain. By the twentieth century it was confined to rural areas. With the revival of Spanish regional languages
- 1.1 (make humble) [person] darle* una lección de humildad a he must humble himself before God debe acercarse a Dios con humildad a humbling experience una lección de humildad 1.2 (humiliate) humillarMore example sentences
- Experiencing his mercy should humble us, fill us with gratitude, and move us to be merciful toward those around us.
- But we should see it through to the very end, totally humble these people, then build them back up so they may actually give back to civilization.
- I think that sometimes, that is what humbles me most.