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Humble, adj. (compar. --er dissyll. in H5 IV, 7, 70 and Cor. IV, 2, 4; trisyll. in H6A III, 1, 56. Superl. “--est:” Wiv. III, 4, 20. H8 II, 4, 144. Once, but in a suspected passage, a before it: “a h. tongue,” LLL V, 2, 747; F2. LLL V, 2, 747 4 an). 1) low, mean: “the h. as the proudest sail,” Sonn. 80, 6. “if thy thoughts be so h. to cast thy wandering eyes on every stale,” Shr. III, 1, 89. “I am from h., he from honoured name,” All's I, 3, 162. “my low and h. name,” II, 1, 200. “above her and her h. love,” II, 3, 89. “cast thy h. slough,” Tw. II, 5, 161. III, 4, 76. “a poor h. swain,” Wint. IV, 4, 30. H4B II, 2, 14. H6C III, 3, 11. R3 IV, 2, 37. H8 II, 3, 20. IV, 2, 49. V, 3, 166.
2) lowly, modest, submissive: “an h. gait,” Lucr. 1508. Pilgr. 330. Tp. I, 2, 482. III, 1, 87. Gent. III, 1, 226. Shr. Ind. 1, 116. All's I, 1, 185. R2 II, 3, 83. H4B V, 5, 143. H5 IV, 7, 70. H6A III, 1, 167. H6A III, 1, 167 III, 3, 42. V, 5, 18. H6B I, 2, 62. H8 II, 4, 23. H8 II, 4, 23 H8 II, 4, 23 Troil. III, 2, 102. Cor. II, 3, 161. Cor. II, 3, 161 Tim. V, 4, 20. Caes. III, 1, 35. Hml. III, 4, 69 (submissive to the judgment). Ant. III, 11, 62. Often joined to certain words as a term of courtesy: “an h. prayer,” H6C IV, 6, 7. “h. service,” Tw. III, 1, 105. H6A III, 1, 168. “duty,” H4B II, 1, 137. “suit,” Wiv. III, 4, 20. LLL V, 2, 849. H6B IV, 1, 124. H6C III, 2, 13. Caes. III, 1, 5. “suitor,” H6C III, 1, 19. Tim. III, 5, 7. “suppliant,” Lucr. 897. R3 I, 1, 74. Tit. IV, 3, 117. “thanks,” Ado I, 1, 242. H6C III, 2, 62. III, 3, 221. Cymb. I, 6, 180. With to: “be h. to us,” H6A IV, 2, 6.
3) courteous, benevolent, kind (cf. Humility): “the h. salve which wounded bosoms fits,” Sonn. 120, 12 (i. e. the salve of kindness). “this is not generous, not gentle, not h.” LLL V, 2, 632. a heavy heart bears not a h. tongue, 747 (F2. LLL V, 2, 632 4 an h.; M. Edd. a nimble). “with h. and familiar courtesy,” R2 I, 4, 26. “who prologuelike your h. patience pray,” R2 I, 4, 26. “his lordship should be --r,” H6A III, 1, 56. “my manly eyes did scorn an h. tear,” R3 I, 2, 165. “thy voice is thunder, but thy looks are h.” I, 4, 172. “now we have shown our power, let us seem --r,” Cor. IV, 2, 4. “play the h. host,” Mcb. III, 4, 4. “ne'er ebb to h. love,” Oth. III, 3, 458.
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