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The lowly status of the engineer is ingrained in our culture. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So why is care of the elderly the most lowly of jobs? Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are both young men coping with life after leaving lowly positions in the military. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Gossip has it that he spurned a lowly government job to preserve his independence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Neither their ambition nor their quality matches their lowly position of eighth in the league table. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Leicester made a mockery of their lowly position. The Sun (2008)Instead of that, just a meek and lowly man riding upon the foal of a donkey. Christianity Today (2000)Their lowly status meant they were refused entry to Europe the next season. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They finished in a lowly 11th place. The Sun (2012)But when his lowly status is exposed, she is not impressed. The Sun (2008)I could sense he was politely concealing disappointment at my lowly rank. Alan Whicker Whicker's WarHe picked up nine places from his lowly grid position, he came through to clinch the world championship. The Sun (2009)Bournemouth were the shadow of the side who have impressed in the Prem this season despite their lowly position. The Sun (2016)Nine scorers and nine goals in the last 23 minutes were reward for a dominant display against lowly ranked opponents. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She used to have a lowly job at the London studio and used her old security pass to sneak in. The Sun (2007)This aside, there simply must be a connection between the luxury of the location and the lowly soccer status of these countries. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They sell on a relatively lowly 13.5 times earnings, which looks good value for the sector. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Dogs used to have a lowly place in the household hierarchy, but over the years we have let them become bona fide members of the family. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

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Translations for 'lowly'

British English: lowly ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone or something as lowly, you mean that they are low in rank, status, or importance.
...lowly bureaucrats pretending to be senators.
  • American English: lowly
  • Brazilian Portuguese: humilde
  • Chinese: 卑微的
  • European Spanish: humilde
  • French: humble
  • German: bescheiden
  • Italian: di basso livello
  • Japanese: 下層階級の
  • Korean: 낮은
  • European Portuguese: humilde
  • Spanish: mero

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