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Dictionary definition for: Lowly

1. (s) low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage" "a lowly parish priest" "a modest man of the people" "small beginnings"

2. (s) inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty" "a lowly corporal" "petty officialdom" "a subordinate functionary"

3. (s) used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

4. (s) of low birth or station (`base" is archaic in this sense) "baseborn wretches with dirty faces" "of humble (or lowly) birth"

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