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 for Humility
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Humility \Hu*mil"i*ty\, n.; pl. Humilities. [OE. humilite, OF.
     humilit['e], humelit['e], F. humilit['e], fr. L. humiliatis.
     See Humble.]
     1. The state or quality of being humble; freedom from pride
        and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a modest estimate of
        one's own worth; a sense of one's own unworthiness through
        imperfection and sinfulness; self-abasement; humbleness.
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              Serving the Lord with all humility of mind. --Acts
                                                    xx. 19.
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     2. An act of submission or courtesy.
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              With these humilities they satisfied the young king.
                                                    --Sir J.
     Syn: Lowliness; humbleness; meekness; modesty; diffidence.
     Usage: Humility, Modesty, Diffidence. Diffidence is a
            distrust of our powers, combined with a fear lest our
            failure should be censured, since a dread of failure
            unconnected with a dread of censure is not usually
            called diffidence. It may be carried too far, and is
            not always, like modesty and humility, a virtue.
            Modesty, without supposing self-distrust, implies an
            unwillingness to put ourselves forward, and an absence
            of all over-confidence in our own powers. Humility
            consists in rating our claims low, in being willing to
            waive our rights, and take a lower place than might be
            our due. It does not require of us to underrate
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Upland \Up"land\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in
        situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage.
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              Sometimes, with secure delight
              The upland hamlets will invite.       --Milton.
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     2. Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from the
        neighborhood of towns; rustic; rude; unpolished. [Obs.W2]
        " The race of upland giants." --Chapman.
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     Upland moccasin. (Zool.) See Moccasin.
     Upland sandpiper, or Upland plover (Zool.), a large
        American sandpiper ({Bartramia longicauda) much valued as
        a game bird. Unlike most sandpipers, it frequents fields
        and uplands. Called also Bartramian sandpiper,
        Bartram's tattler, field plover, grass plover,
        highland plover, hillbird, humility, prairie
        plover, prairie pigeon, prairie snipe, papabote,
        quaily, and uplander.
     Upland sumach (Bot.), a North American shrub of the genus
        Rhus ({Rhus glabra), used in tanning and dyeing.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride; "not
           everyone regards humility as a virtue" [syn: humility,
           humbleness] [ant: conceit, conceitedness, vanity]
      2: a humble feeling; "he was filled with humility at the sight
         of the Pope" [syn: humility, humbleness] [ant: pride,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "humility":
     Quakerism, acquiescence, altruism, amenability, back seat,
     bashfulness, commitment, compliance, consecration, dedication,
     devotion, diffidence, disinterest, disinterestedness, dovelikeness,
     gentleness, humbleness, inferiority, juniority, lamblikeness,
     lowliness, meekness, mildness, minority, modesty, nonresistance,
     nonviolent resistance, obedience, passive resistance, passiveness,
     passivity, peaceableness, quietism, quietness, resignation,
     sacrifice, second fiddle, second string, secondariness,
     self-abasement, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-devotion,
     self-effacement, self-forgetfulness, self-immolation, self-neglect,
     self-neglectfulness, self-renouncement, self-sacrifice,
     self-subjection, selflessness, servility, shyness, subjection,
     submission, submissiveness, subordinacy, subordination,
     subservience, tameness, third string, timidity, timorousness,
     unacquisitiveness, unambitiousness, unassumingness, unboastfulness,
     uncomplainingness, unobtrusiveness, unpossessiveness,
     unpresumptuousness, unpretentiousness, unselfishness

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a prominent Christian grace (Rom. 12:3; 15:17, 18; 1 Cor. 3:5-7;
     2 Cor. 3:5; Phil. 4:11-13). It is a state of mind well pleasing
     to God (1 Pet. 3:4); it preserves the soul in tranquillity (Ps.
     69:32, 33), and makes us patient under trials (Job 1:22).
       Christ has set us an example of humility (Phil. 2:6-8). We
     should be led thereto by a remembrance of our sins (Lam. 3:39),
     and by the thought that it is the way to honour (Prov. 16:18),
     and that the greatest promises are made to the humble (Ps.
     147:6; Isa. 57:15; 66:2; 1 Pet. 5:5). It is a "great paradox in
     Christianity that it makes humility the avenue to glory."

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