His father was poor, having to put together a subsistence by uniting the humble offices of sexton, choir-singer and petty schoolmaster.
They have no genius or talent for comparatively humble questions of taxation and finance, commerce and manufacturers and agriculture.
This philosophical sceptic is full of humble joy in salvation, of deep love for the Saviour.
Those plants of whose greenness withered we make herb tea for the sick serve but a humble use, and are most employed by quacks.
The executive chef had humble beginnings, starting his culinary career as a dishwasher and then working his way up through the kitchen.
Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home.
All through his reign he preferred to employ as officials men of humble origin, and habitually treated the boyars and great nobles very unceremoniously.
On his father's death it became necessary for him to leave school and take a humble place in the business.
His parents were in humble circumstances, and he was left an orphan at an early age.
Last year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was very humble about his accomplishments.
She tried to be humble, but she was clearly proud of the straight As on her report card.
In my humble opinion, the new software is much better than the old version.
He was very humble about saving the babies from the fire and refused to accept an award from the orphanage.