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They say the need is by far the greatest among these modest-income families and the economic boost will be much larger if the money goes to lower-income families because they are likely to spend it right away.
HERE’S THE NEW DEMOCRATIC PLAN FOR $1,400 STIMULUS CHECKSHEATHER LONG, JEFF STEINFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
You would have made more money by using that money to buy a modest house, as the median American home has appreciated more than that over that timeframe.
WHY THE GAMESTOP YOLO TRADE HAS ME BULLISHJEN WIECZNERFEBRUARY 3, 2021FORTUNE
Not for the first time, bold climate plans require modest financial risks.
AT NEW YORK CITY’S BIGGEST POWER PLANT, A SWITCH TO CLEAN ENERGY WILL HELP A NEIGHBORHOOD BREATHE EASIERANDREW BLUMFEBRUARY 2, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona don’t seem inclined to support even modest filibuster reform, at least right now.
WHAT DEMOCRATS CAN’T DO AS LONG AS THE FILIBUSTER REMAINS IN PLACE — AND WHAT THEY CANPERRY BACON JR. (PERRY.BACON@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)FEBRUARY 1, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
On days when the surf is firing—or when I’m feeling more modest—it’s nice to have a reliable one-piece that I know will stay in place no matter how big the wave or wipeout.
THE SURF GEAR I RELY ON FROM WOMEN-OWNED COMPANIESREBECCA PARSONSJANUARY 30, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Get 60 people to suddenly show up at a small store and shop for some random item and the effect is dramatic, even if the scale is modest in human terms.
THE COUNTRY IS BEING BUFFETED BY GROUPS THAT COULDN’T EXIST 30 YEARS AGOPHILIP BUMPJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In the video, he plays up his modest roots, recalling his move as a boy from the Richmond area to Virginia Beach after his father lost his job.
FORMER CARLYLE EXECUTIVE GLENN YOUNGKIN JOINS RACE FOR VIRGINIA GOVERNORLAURA VOZZELLAJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Midterms are generally very tough on a president’s party, and Republicans need only the most modest of gains to take back both chambers.
THE CASE AGAINST DEMOCRATS NUKING THE FILIBUSTERAARON BLAKEJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The physicists may contemplate billions of self-consistent universes that do not have planets or stars or living material, but we should not neglect our own modest universe and the fact of our own existence.
IS LIFE SPECIAL JUST BECAUSE IT’S RARE? - ISSUE 95: ESCAPEALAN LIGHTMANJANUARY 20, 2021NAUTILUS
Others housed modest numbers of students but taught remotely.
SPRING TERM DELAYS: NEW WAVE OF CORONAVIRUS UNCERTAINTY SLAMS HIGHER EDUCATIONNICK ANDERSONJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO MODEST

  • angular
  • bony
  • economical
  • exiguous
  • frugal
  • gaunt
  • lank
  • lanky
  • lean
  • meager
  • modest
  • poor
  • rangy
  • rawboned
  • scant
  • scanty
  • scraggy
  • scrawny
  • shadow
  • skimpy
  • skinny
  • slender
  • slight
  • slim
  • sparing
  • stick
  • stilt
  • stingy
  • wiry
  • camouflaged
  • concealed
  • dim
  • faint
  • having
  • hidden
  • indistinct
  • insignificant
  • low-key
  • low-profile
  • modest
  • muted
  • obscure
  • ordinary
  • plain
  • quiet
  • retiring
  • secretive
  • shy
  • subtle
  • tenuous
  • unassuming
  • unemphatic
  • unnoticeable
  • unobtrusive
  • unostentatious
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