You must have been very slow about it, Jacob, Scrooge observed, in a business-like manner, though with humility and deference.
"All right, then we'll go," he said and looked up at Mr. Samsa as if, suddenly overcome by humility, he was asking fresh permission for this decision.
Humility, that lovely virtue, becomes both old and young.
Yellow, meagre, ragged, scowling, wolfish; but prostrate, too, in their humility.
And Chichi with the derisive ha-ha's of an insolent girl, drowned out the triumphant communications of the aunt from Berlin. "I don't know, of course," said the unwelcome lodger with mock humility. "Perhaps it is not authentic. I have heard it said."
He wants America to enrich him quickly at the expense of the old Spaniard, and that is the reason for such humility, so much singing and such nobility! Imposter! Musician!
His family felt alarmed at seeing the humility and gentleness with which he moved around the house. The two men-servants had gone to join their regiments, and to them the most surprising result
The girl would dismiss her lover; but afterwards, when he returned in humility, ready to accede to any conditions, she relented.
The man took a seat. His appearance was decidedly comical,—a blend of humility, bragodoccio and sad arrogance. He gazed at the place that Roberto had just abandoned, in which remained a scrap of roast meat.
To the astonishment of Desnoyers, the German received this onslaught with much humility, nodding his head in agreement with the Patron's last words.
a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride: humbleness, trait, humble, subduedness, meekness
a humble feeling: humbleness, submission, self-depreciation, meekness, feeling