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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of inferior birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); Inferior in rank or status; Used of unskilled work (especially domestic work).

Usage examples (36)
  • He decided that he would resign his kingship and become a lowly peasant himself.
  • Those worse off than Australia included the United States (150) and Russia, in lowly 172nd place.
  • And worst of all betided me, on my return, was one Who came to me, in lowly guise, to glory in my pain.
  • Did ye see the deed that brocht the title lowly, for more
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