Lowlier
Lowly Low"ly, a. [Compar. {Lowlier}; superl. {Lowliest}.] [Low, a. + -ly.] 1. Not high; not elevated in place; low. ``Lowly lands.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Low in rank or social importance. [1913 Webster]

One common right the great and lowly claims. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. Not lofty or sublime; humble. [1913 Webster]

These rural poems, and their lowly strain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride. [1913 Webster]

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart. --Matt. xi. 29. [1913 Webster]


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