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In the first case, you should respect modesty, indulging it as pride and a strong work ethic, even if you choose to ultimately ignore such protests.
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Questions about the relationship between art and nature seemed to quiz the very air around it, and it charmed me with its good-humored modesty.
What’s intriguing about anonymous giving, and other behaviors apparently designed to obscure good traits and acts, like modesty, is that it’s “hard to reconcile with standard evolutionary accounts of pro-social behavior,” the researchers write.
The Queen Mum’s clothing still has hints of a 1930s silhouette, while Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth are in ’60s silhouettes like A-lines, albeit with an element of modesty.
She stripped off her mackintosh, as though she were stripping off her modesty, and stood before him revealed.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Smokers, tossing pipes and puffing smoke over the dinner-table, forgot all cleanliness and modesty.
The others being all agreed, Tom consented, with becoming modesty, to take the post of honour and of danger.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He eyed her artfully, winked playfully, and continued: "You'll like it when you get the modesty out of yourself."
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Let modesty and kind feeling govern your conversation, as other rules of life.
Of course he did better, for he was far more experienced than I in British railway affairs, and this was only his modesty.

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