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Look at him a little better; he is more modest, I warrant you, than to deny it.

The gentler and more modest elements of his nature came into play.

There is no point at which theology has been more modest than here.

That the more modest a young girl is, the more innocent she is.

In our more modest British fashion, we have the same phenomenon in England.

As a rule, editors of this class of publication are more modest and compressed.

I had also qualified in a more modest way as a mechanical draftsman.

Then at his side alighted his mate, meeker and more modest than a chippy.

To say that one was interested in them would be more modest and truthful.

“He is more modest than a virgin behind her curtain,” it was said of him.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.