modest

Part of speech: adverb

Modestly.

Part of speech: adjective

Characterized by reserve, propriety, or purity; decorous; chaste; humble.

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Usage examples "modest":

  1. " I'm trying, mother," was the modest answer. - "The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys", 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 - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.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.", Elizabeth Cady Stanton.