[ US /ˈmikɫi/ ]
[ UK /mˈiːkli/ ]
  1. in a humble manner
    he humbly lowered his head
  2. in a submissive or spiritless manner
    meekly bowed to his wishes
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Get Started For Free Linguix pencil

How To Use meekly In A Sentence

  • Just a reminder - expenditure on staff costs and consumables is ‘spending’, not ‘investment’, and just because Nu-Labour persists in miscalling it as spending, it doesn't mean we have to accept meekly their attempts to confuse the issue.
  • Eustace smiled meekly, but answered somewhat venomously nevertheless — “I, at least, am certain that I speak the truth, when I call my patroness a virgin undefiled.” Westward Ho!
  • It was fresh from the oven," explained Martin meekly. Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard
  • Dennitzans didn't react to overbearingness as meekly as citizens of the inner Empire were wont to. A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows
  • As you say," said Myrtella meekly; then with a sudden flare, "though it does look like I might be trusted one more day to finish up the general cleaning and git after the ashman for not emptyin 'them barrels. A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill
  • When the matron of an African orphan farm decided that the soft-hearted bachelor Mr J L B Matekoni adopt two of her charges, one in a wheelchair, he meekly agreed.
  • Two highly disciplined and law-abiding populations meekly submitted to defeat.
  • Yet still, while the years passed, he waited, -- listening -- listening -- listening; a kindly, simple old man with mystical brown eyes, believing meekly in his own unworth to hear again that Sound from Heaven, as of a rushing, mighty wind, that had filled the London Chapel, bowing human souls before it as a great wind bows the standing corn! The Voice
  • We trooped meekly through the tastefully-decorated room crowded with happy diners, towards the fish tank at the back.
  • 'It was fresh from the oven,' explained Martin meekly. Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy