What does the word modest mean?

Usage examples for modest

  1. " I'm trying, mother," was the modest answer. – The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys by Gulielma Zollinger
  2. At table the niece sat opposite to me, but I took care not to look at her, and she, like a modest girl, did not say a score of words all through the meal. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. There's nothing so becomes a man, As modest stillness and humility. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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