Low"ly (?), a. [Compar. Lowlier (?); superl. Lowliest.] [Low, a. + -ly.]

1.

Not high; not elevated in place; low.

"Lowly lands."

Dryden.

2.

Low in rank or social importance.

One common right the great and lowly claims. Pope.

3.

Not lofty or sublime; humble.

These rural poems, and their lowly strain. Dryden.

4.

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 lowly in heart. Matt. xi. 29.

 

© Webster 1913.


Low"ly, adv.

1.

In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly.

"Be lowly wise."

Milton.

2.

In a low condition; meanly.

I will show myself highly fed, and lowly taught. Shak.

 

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