A salty pragmatism runs throughout, and only a modicum of introspection is encouraged.
And if not, it's more than fair to expect a modicum of due diligence.
Rowhani's remark, read with a modicum of generosity, does neither.
Another is to try to have some modicum of calm between Israel and its neighbors.
Pandit, who had joined Citi when it acquired his hedge-fund business, managed to steer Citi back to a modicum of health.
Why, of course; it is absolutely essential that each human being should have his or her modicum of food.
Fortunately the landlord was a man with some modicum of common sense.
It would still behave substantially as the larger plate, sending to the eye its modicum of green light.
It consisted only of wet biscuit, a modicum of ham, and a small taste of liquor.
The lawyer's jauntiness dropped off, as if a modicum of respect for this man had found its way into his calculating soul.
"small quantity or portion," late 15c., Scottish, from Latin modicum "a little," noun use of neuter of modicus "moderate, having a proper measure; ordinary, scanty, small, few," from modus "measure, manner" (see mode (n.1)).