humble

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 [ˈhʌmbəl]


Inflections of 'humble' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
humbles
v 3rd person singular
humbling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
humbled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
humbled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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humble

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. is a humble [man, genius, author]
  2. always acts so humble
  3. ever so humble about
  4. try to be more humble
  5. is always humble about her [skills, art]
  6. has a humble heart
  7. (not) in my humble opinion
  8. am your humble servant
  9. is humble in spite of
  10. is humble yet [proud, successful]
  11. served a slice of humble pie
  12. [had, forced] to eat humble pie
  13. from humble beginnings
  14. from her humble beginnings [as, in]
  15. welcome to my humble abode
  16. lives in humble [conditions, surroundings]
  17. nothing more than a humble [shed, dwelling]
v
  1. humbled by the [defeat, loss, revelations, ordeals]
  2. the [politician, team, tennis player] was humbled by the [defeat]
  3. humbled in the [elections, tournament]
  4. humbled to [discover, realize]
  5. the [discovery] humbled me
  6. humbled by the [underdogs, opposition, champion]
  7. humble your [heart, spirits]
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