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Definition humble — especially of someone who has reason to be proud
  • She is so unassuming, it was wonderful to see kick the winning goal.
unassuming = humble
  • The company is housed in an unassuming concrete building on the edge of town.
  • unassuming = humble (not flashy or impressive looking)
  • Although Nicholas and Perenelle continued to live quiet, unassuming lives, they gave a lot of their money to charity, and founded hospitals, churches and orphanages.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • unassuming = humble
  • The others made way for this apparently unassuming man as if he had some status among them.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • unassuming = humble
  • Words had appeared above his head, however, and Flora's father had read those words to her so many times that she could recite them by heart: HE IS AN UNASSUMING JANITOR.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • unassuming = humble
  • The gray clothes, the plain hairstyle, and the unassuming demeanor of my faction are supposed to make it easier for me to forget myself, and easier for everyone else to forget me too.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • unassuming = humble
  • Qendrim was an able midfielder, capable of directing his teammates and setting up his talented front line, while Shahir, a quiet and unassuming left midfielder, was getting more confident and reliable with each practice.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • unassuming = humble
  • ...they were thinking seriously of contracting to a modest and unassuming D.
    O. Henry  --  The Gift of the Magi
  • unassuming = humble
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • But then, neither did the nearsighted, unassuming janitor Alfred T Slipper.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • This is Alfred, and he is an unassuming, nearsighted, stuttering janitor who works cleaning the multifloor offices of the Paxatawket Life Insurance Company.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • "This malfeasance must be stopped" was what the unassuming janitor Alfred T Slipper always said before he was transformed into the amazing Incandesto and became a towering, crime-fighting pillar of light.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Cinna comes in with what appears to be an unassuming yellow dress across his arms.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Young, pretty, unassuming, the sort of girl that always worked at little inns like this: a Nellie.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • We only want to know whether it is there, buried in the most prudent and unassuming soul.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The office reflected the man—hugely impressive and unassuming at once.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • In fact, Atzerodt is so unassuming that the sergeant in charge of the soldiers actually shares a few glasses of cider with the conspirator.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • We would spend hours together, most of the time saying nothing at all, and it was in this quiet, unassuming way that we finally became friends.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Her father, Salvador, is a santería priest, an unassuming, soft-spoken man, black as the blackest Africans.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban

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