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    lowly - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lowly

    Definition
    (adj) low or inferior in station or quality
    Synonyms : humble , low , modest , small
    Example Sentence
    • a humble cottage
    • a lowly parish priest
    • a modest man of the people
    • small beginnings
    Definition
    (adj) inferior in rank or status
    Example Sentence
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary
    Definition
    (adj) used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
    Synonyms : humble , menial
    Definition
    (adj) of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
    Synonyms : base , baseborn , humble
    Example Sentence
    • baseborn wretches with dirty faces
    • of humble (or lowly) birth
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