1. in a submissive or spiritless manner (Freq. 1)

meekly bowed to his wishes

Derived from adjective: ↑meek
2. in a humble manner (Freq. 1)

he humbly lowered his head

Syn: ↑humbly
Derived from adjective: ↑meek, ↑humble (for: ↑humbly)

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