meekness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n meekness a disposition to be patient and long suffering
    • n meekness the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Meekness The quality or state of being meek.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n meekness The quality of being meek; softness of temper; mildness; gentleness; forbearance under injuries and provocations; unrepining submission.
    • n meekness Synonyms Lowliness, humility, self-abasement. See comparison under gentle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Meekness state or quality of being meek
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Quotations

  • Izaak Walton
    Izaak Walton
    “God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.”
  • Caroline Sheridan Norton
    Caroline Sheridan Norton
    “My beautiful, my beautiful! That standest meekly by, with thy proudly-arched and glossy neck, and dark and fiery eye!”
  • Joe Orton
    Joe Orton
    “The humble and meek are thirsting for blood.”
  • J. Paul Getty
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    “The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    Kin%20Hubbard
    “It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it.”
  • William E. B. Du Bois
    William E. B. Du Bois
    “If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not often let their presence be known.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. mjúkr; Dut. muik.

Usage

In literature:

She accepted my treatment of her with the most astounding meekness.
"The Ghost" by Arnold Bennett
Sylvia ordinarily was meek before her, but now she faced her.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Nobody knew how this meek, elderly woman loved a little excitement.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
After supper was over Henry and Meeks returned to the sitting-room, and sat down beside the two front windows.
"The Shoulders of Atlas" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He saluted, and then dropped the point of his sword meekly upon the ground.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
He was throughout meek, quiet, patient.
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
Harriet Jameson was really an exceedingly pretty girl, with a kind of apologetic sweetness and meekness of manner which won her friends.
"The Jamesons" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He recognized unmistakably the meek, bent back of the old clerk three ahead of him in the line.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He stiffened his meek old back.
"Madelon" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
LONG-SUFFERING and GENTLENESS are twin-daughters of Meekness.
"A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females" by Harvey Newcomb
The meek and modest violet is a glowing example for erring freshmen.
"Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
Miss Higgins sewed meekly during the remainder of the day, having all the time a wary eye upon Fanny.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I went very meekly to the library-door and tapped.
"Medoline Selwyn's Work" by Mrs. J. J. Colter
That man of peace accepted the baptism meekly, but Miles sprang up in sudden anger.
"Blue Lights" by R.M. Ballantyne
I will not wait at home meekly, till some fool holds out his sceptre to me.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
Meek knowing of thyself is more acceptable to God than deep inquiry after knowledge.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
The third, that thou for nothing, not even for meekness, shalt lie to any man.
"The Form of Perfect Living and Other Prose Treatises" by Richard Rolle of Hampole
Had Patty looked more meek, had she seemed to await Miss O'Flynn's opinion of her work, the result might have been different.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
Mr. Meek handed down Miss Penelope Gauntlet, and Bertram followed with the two girls, happy and high-spirited.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Our daughters, Miss Force, Miss Wynnette, Miss Elva, Miss Meeke.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
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In poetry:

Long, hov'ring o'er her fleeting breath,
Love kept his watch in silent gloom;
He saw her meekly yield to Death,
And knelt a mourner at her tomb.
"Lines _Upon The Death Of The Lady Of Lieutenant-Colonel Adams_," by Sir John Carr
I've struggled hard against her power,
And dashed her yoke in scorn away,
And then returned, within an hour,
And meekly bowed and owned her sway.
"The Donation Visit" by David John Scott
We say, small children should
Be placid, mildly good
And blandly meek:
Whereat the broad smile rushes
Full on your lips, and flushes
All your cheek.
"A Child's Battles" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
From the recesses of a lowly spirit
My humble prayer ascends—O Father! hear it!
Upsoaring on the wings of fear and meekness,
Forgive its weakness.
"Hymn: From the recesses of a lowly spirit" by John Bowring
Force rules the world still,
Has ruled it, shall rule it;
Meekness is weakness,
Strength is triumphant,
Over the whole earth
Still is it Thor's-Day!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf I. -- The Challenge Of T" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"An' if thou come to woman's years,
An' aye through life hast meekly trod
In wisdom's ways, thou'lt be prepared
Whan soun's the ca' to meet thy God.'
"Grannie's Dream: A True Incident" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Nicknames have quickly circulated on Twitter surrounding Lakers reserve guard Jodie Meeks.
Just after lunch today, Caleb Meeks will observe a very special and unique moment.
Meek, Joe & the Blue Men Entry of the Globbots I Hear a New World Rpm Music Prod 3:16 PM.
2 Chainz & Meek Mill, ISSUE feat.
Collins 6, Rainey 20, Brimm 8, Litzinger 3, Gillis 8, Karosich, Meeks, Skudra, Hill, Pumpure, Rone.
Lakers guard Jodie Meeks searching for a defined role.
Meek to inherit the Earth.
Rick Ross + Meek Mill – Song Review.
That's about the best way we can describe not the weather, but Mariah Carey's brand-new single 'Triumphant (Get 'Em),' featuring Maybach Music Group's Rick Ross and Meek Mill.
Get complete game-by-game stats for Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Evan Meek on ESPN.com.
Philly Pastor Jomo Johnson spoke with Q Deezy from our sister station about his taking shots at Meek Mill for his his "Amen" record.
Rev Jomo spoke about God and how Meek Mill's record was blasphemy.
I love this cast - than you Randy Ervin, Ariel Daly, Steven Hitchock, Tom Frye, Briley Meeks and Jenny Mitchell.
Colm Toibin's Virgin Mary is far from meek and mild .
Michael Meeks ran unopposed for constable of Bridgewater Township.
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In science:

Meeks, P´erez and Ros have proven some strong partial results in this direction; for example, they prove in that a surface M in the hypothesis of Conjecture 1 cannot have exactly one limit end.
Minimal surfaces with genus zero
Theorem 4 (Lazard-Holly & Meeks, ) The only nonplanar properly embedded minimal surfaces in T2 × R with genus zero are the doubly periodic Scherk minimal examples.
Minimal surfaces with genus zero
Meeks III, W. H. and J. P´erez, Conformal properties in classical minimal surface theory, In Surveys of Differential Geometry IX - Eigenvalues of Laplacian and other geometric operators, pages 275–336.
Minimal surfaces with genus zero
Such desingularizations where more than two surfaces intersect along a common curve is an exceptional occurrence. A more generic case involves the construction of certain minimal surfaces by variational or Enneper-Weierstrass methods by Hoffman and Meeks [8–10, 12].
Doubling and Desingularization Constructions for Minimal Surfaces
Desingularization constructions by gluing methods were inspired by the observation by Hoffman and Meeks that the singly periodic Scherk surfaces [4, 39, 43] appear as blow-up limits of desingularizations at the curve of desingularization.
Doubling and Desingularization Constructions for Minimal Surfaces
In other cases existence is expected, and the recent successes of Martin, Meeks and their coauthors in the immersed case are very encouraging [5, 32].
Doubling and Desingularization Constructions for Minimal Surfaces
Meeks III, Existence of proper minimal surfaces of arbitrary topological type, arXiv:0903.4194.
Doubling and Desingularization Constructions for Minimal Surfaces
Meeks, III and Michael Wolf, Minimal surfaces with the area growth of two planes: the case of infinite symmetry, J.
Doubling and Desingularization Constructions for Minimal Surfaces
PC* than for the PC runs that did not stall. David Heckerman, Christopher Meek, and Gregory F. Cooper. A bayesian approach to causal discovery.
A Robust Independence Test for Constraint-Based Learning of Causal Structure
Learning equivalence classes of Bayesian network structures. In Proceedings Peter Spirtes and Christopher Meek.
A Robust Independence Test for Constraint-Based Learning of Causal Structure
A1 : F -t T where A1 image of a linear transformation not as general as Geiger and Meek's. is a nlm x mnl matrix of zeros and ones.
Instrumentality Tests Revisited
Meeks III, Antonio Ros, and Harold Rosenberg, editors, The global Theory of Minimal Surfaces in Flat Spaces, volume 1775 of Lecture Notes surfaces in R3 into the hyperbolic 3-space.
Towards a classification of CMC-1 Trinoids in hyperbolic space via conjugate surfaces
In order to ensure the existence of a minimal surface with border Γ we are going to use the following general result due to Meeks and Yau [MY80].
Compact minimal surfaces in the Berger spheres
Meeks and Scott prove that it suffices to consider spanning trees in order to determine the minimum number of moves required to flood a graph.
The complexity of Free-Flood-It on 2xn boards
Kitty Meeks and Alexander Scott, Spanning trees and the complexity of flood-filling games, arXiv:1203.2538v2 [cs.
The complexity of Free-Flood-It on 2xn boards
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