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Definition of Lowly

Lowly

  1. Not high; not elevated in place; low.
  2. Low in rank or social importance.
  3. Not lofty or sublime; humble.
  4. Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.
  5. In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly.
  6. In a low condition; meanly.

Lowly Quotations

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
William Wordsworth

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
Charles Darwin

Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
Ambrose Bierce

Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power.
Maimonides

The message is not so much that the worms will inherit the Earth, but that all things play a role in nature, even the lowly worm.
Gary Larson
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Lowly Translations

lowly in German is unten, niedrig
lowly in Italian is inferiore
lowly in Latin is humilis
lowly in Spanish is humilde
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