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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 low·ly /ˈloli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Low·ly a. [Compar. Lowlier superl. Lowliest.]
 1. Not high; not elevated in place; low. Lowly lands.”
 2. Low in rank or social importance.
    One common right the great and lowly claims.   --Pope.
 3. Not lofty or sublime; humble.
    These rural poems, and their lowly strain.   --Dryden.
 4. Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.
    Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart.   --Matt. xi. 29.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Low·ly, adv.
 1. In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly. “Be lowly wise.”
 2. In a low condition; meanly.
    I will show myself highly fed, and lowly taught.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage";
             "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people";
             "small beginnings" [syn: humble, low, modest, small]
      2: inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly
         corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate
         functionary" [syn: junior-grade, inferior, lower, lower-ranking,
          petty(a), secondary, subaltern, subordinate]
      3: used of unskilled work (especially domestic work) [syn: humble,
      4: of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense);
         "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or
         lowly) birth" [syn: base, baseborn, humble]
      [also: lowliest, lowlier]