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meek as Moses

old-fashioned Exceptionally patient, humble, and mild in manner or spirit. Despite his hulking, imposing appearance, the huge athlete is as meek as Moses when you speak to him in person.
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meek as a lamb

Exceptionally patient, humble, and mild in manner or spirit. Despite his hulking, imposing appearance, the huge athlete is as meek as a lamb when you speak to him in person.
See also: lamb, meek

*meek as a lamb

[of someone] shy, quiet, and docile. (*Also: as ~.) Only an hour after their argument, Joe went to Elizabeth and, meek as a lamb, asked her to forgive him. Betsy terrorizes the other children, but she's as meek as a lamb around her elders.
See also: lamb, meek

meek as Moses (or a lamb)

very meek.
This expression is a biblical allusion to Numbers 12:3: ‘Now the man Moses was very meek’.
See also: meek, Moses
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Leviathan has clearly benefited from all the controversy, as have some of the figures and institutions promoting free speech; (20) there has been a decided absence of meekness in the face of the authorities.
In this hadith, Imam Ali (AS) has commend to the restraint in the face of anger and titled this restraint as meekness.
To me, the apostle Peter was nurturing gentleness or meekness among the Christians of Asia Minor when he wrote, "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.
However, he manages to convey the same lessons as his predecessors by preaching modesty, shamefacedness, meekness and sobriety.
Interestingly, in an article she wrote about the massive amount of ire she stirred among flour-fondlers and bun-botherers she said that she served her cakes with a side order of meekness and self-deprecation because the other (female) bakers would get accused of arrogance just for daring to be confident.
Humility does not stand for weakness, indecisiveness or meekness.
His display on the first day of his trial Thursday at the court in Jinan was in contrast to the meekness usually shown by defendants in high-profile Chinese cases.
Making choices not to slaughter develops character that demonstrates kindness and meekness, which are conducive to peaceful living.
Such meekness betrays not only a lack of moral courage, but also a poor sense of where Egypt's-and the West's-real interests lie.
In the case of meekness, there was a need to avoid allowing it to degenerate into weakness.
Contrast this with the meekness of Mary in times of trial: at Joseph's initial rejection of her, at the lack of hospitality at the time of the birth of her Child, in the face of the threat of an evil king, and at the flight into Egypt, she proposes a model of motherhood firmly rooted in faithfulness to God's design and in obedience to the Divine commandment: "You shall be holy for I the Lord your God am holy" (Lev 19:2).
In writing to the Colossians, Paul (or whomever wrote the epistle) uses fashion advice metaphorically, but encourages the people to clothe themselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, and love.
The same could be said of his modest first novel, The Meekness of Isaac, which is also overdue for reissue.
Colossians 3:12 reads, "Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience.
With eyes that express love and meekness, the women of Zongolica are an excellent demonstration of Mrs.