Humble plant
Humble Hum"ble, a. [Compar. {Humbler}; superl. {Humblest}.] [F., fr. L. humilis on the ground, low, fr. humus the earth, ground. See {Homage}, and cf. {Chameleon}, {Humiliate}.] 1. Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage. [1913 Webster]

THy humble nest built on the ground. --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

2. Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; thinking one's self ill-deserving or unworthy, when judged by the demands of God; lowly; waek; modest. [1913 Webster]

God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. --Jas. iv. 6. [1913 Webster]

She should be humble who would please. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of our . . . religion we can never hope to be a happy nation. --Washington. [1913 Webster]

{Humble plant} (Bot.), a species of sensitive plant, of the genus {Mimosa} ({Mimosa sensitiva}).

{To eat humble pie}, to endure mortification; to submit or apologize abjectly; to yield passively to insult or humilitation; -- a phrase derived from a pie made of the entrails or humbles of a deer, which was formerly served to servants and retainers at a hunting feast. See {Humbles}. --Halliwell. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


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