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LOWLY, adjective [low and like.]

1. Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.

Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lovly in heart. Matthew 11:29.

He scorneth the scorners; but he giveth grace to the lowly Proverbs 3:34.

2. Mean; low; wanting dignity or rank.

One common right the great and lowly claim.

3. Not lofty or sublime; humble.

these rural poems, and their lowly strain.

4. Not high; not elevated in place.

LOWLY, adverb

1. Humbly; meekly; modestly.

Belowly wise.

2. Meanly; in a low condition; without grandeur or dignity.

I will show myself highly fed and lowly taught.