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Meek, 1) humble, spiritless, tame: “feeble desire, all recreant, poor and m., like to a bankrupt beggar wails his case,” Lucr. 710. “doing the honour of thy lordliness to one so m.” Ant. V, 2, 162.
2) indulgent, mild, gentle: “they can be m. that have no other cause,” Err. II, 1, 33. hadst thou been m., our “title still had slept,” H6C II, 2, 160. “you're m. and humble-mouthed,” H8 II, 4, 107. “affable wolves, m. bears,” Tim. III, 6, 105. “that I am m. and gentle with these butchers,” Caes. III, 1, 255.
Adverbially: “this Duncan hath borne his faculties so m.” Mcb. I, 7, 17.
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