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humble abode

A self-deprecating way to refer to one's home. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is the source: the insufferable Mr. Collins refers to his patroness Lady Catherine de Burgh with “The garden in which stands my humble abode is separated only by a lane from Rosings Park, her ladyship's residence'' and “But she is perfectly amiable, and often condescends to drive by my humble abode in her little phaeton and ponies.''
See also: abode, humble
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You sing a lot freer at home," he says, as he explains why he has chosen his humble abode rather than a music studio to record his fourth album.
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Government ministers and money-men in helicopters, poor people in rickety buses, foreigners from Europe and the Middle East - all are beating their way to the humble abode of Ambilikile Mwaisapile, an old retired pastor of the Lutheran Evangelical Church, to get healed from chronic diseases.
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Living amidst the tranquil surrounds of Sepahijala, which is a sort of large natural park (though don't confuse it with a wildlife park) will make up for the humble abode that is the forest lodge.
As one part of me thought of analogies involving a certain joker, the wiser part screamed for sanity: anything written about that certain joker has the potential to land me in jail and give the FIA license to ransack my humble abode.