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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Humble as a grateful almsman.
  Humble as a worm.
  Humble as Uriah Heep.
  Humble as is a lamb.
            —Alexander Barclay
  Humble as a Jesuit to his superior.
            —Samuel Butler
  As humble as the grass.
            —Bliss Carman
  As humble as the child of one that sweats, to eat the dear-earn’d bread of honest thrift.
            —John Ford
  Humbly, like a praying nun.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Humble as a stone.
            —Thomas Hood
  Humble as a worm.
            —Thomas Hood
    Humbly as they used to creep
To holy altars.
            —William Shakespeare
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