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The face, neck, and arms of the modest maiden were flushed with indignant crimson.

Our hero listened with modest pleasure while it was being read.

Tell you what the trouble is with you, old man: you're too modest.

He's as boyishly honest as if he were sixteen; and as modest.

Few could imagine from his modest exterior the latent, fire and energy which burn in his bosom.

Isn't the 'modest genius' rather proud of the hit she has made?

Cyrus said, and added a modest bad word; which made Gussie cry.

The modest assemblage of seven people, mostly under age, dispersed.

The principal patrons of this modest watering-place are the peasants.

Her plea was modest, but so expressed as to be irresistible.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "having moderate self-regard," from Middle French modeste (14c.), from Latin modestus "keeping due measure" (see modesty). Of women, "not improper or lewd," 1590s; of female attire, 1610s. Of demands, etc., c.1600. Related: Modestly.

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