Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: lowly
IPA transcription: [l'oʊli]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: humble, low, lowly, modest, small
    Meaning: low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
  • Synonyms: junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subaltern
    Meaning: inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
Usage examples
  • But the tall soldier continued to beg in a lowly way.
  • Do not fear, Mr Boffin, that I shall contaminate the premises which your gold has bought, with MY lowly pursuits.
  • Briefly, this Man, Who, apparently, and in the eyes of all, was lowly, arose with such great power that He abolished a religion that had lasted fifteen hundred years, at a time when the slightest deviation from it exposed the offender to danger or to death.
  • They were lowly shrubs of earth, here attaining gigantic size; lycopodiums, a hundred feet high; the huge sigillaria, found in our coal mines; tree ferns, as tall as our fir-trees in northern latitudes; lepidodendra, with cylindrical forked stems, terminated by long leaves, and bristling with rough hairs like those of the cactus.