After Bates died, his successor at the RGS reflected, “I think his modesty was carried to a fault.”
Whatever the definition of modesty, the face-covering burqa has no sanction of Quran.
To his successors on the right, he did not succeed in bequeathing his modesty or calm.
modesty is a becoming quality in multiple venues, but it is not a winning quality in the ongoing game of nations.
She says the experience was far from the Christian modesty she had been instructed to embody since childhood.
They had put it down to modesty, yet the words might have been correct.
Your modesty always stands in the way of your happiness for a while: but you are no losers by it.
But she is only cast into a slight shadow by these veils of decency and modesty; and so Truth should show her matronly bearing.
The connection of dress with warmth and modesty is derived and remote.
The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a fig-leaf.
1530s, "freedom from exaggeration, self-control," from Middle French modestie or directly from Latin modestia "moderation, sense of honor, correctness of conduct," from modestus "moderate, keeping measure, sober, gentle, temperate," from modus "measure, manner" (see mode (n.1)). Meaning "quality of having a moderate opinion of oneself" is from 1550s; that of "womanly propriety" is from 1560s.
La pudeur donne des plaisirs bien flatteurs à l'amant: elle lui fait sentir quelles lois l'on transgresse pour lui; (Modesty both pleases and flatters a lover, for it lays stress on the laws which are being transgressed for his sake.) [Stendhal "de l'Amour," 1822]