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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.''
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Now I have a new thing in my humble abode It stands by me bed and it's called a commode.
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Pater The guest rooms are named after saints, and my humble abode for three days is Room 107 - Saint Irmgard of Suchteln, named after a saint who helped the poor and lived a simple life in solitude.
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