Origin of modest
Examples from the Web for modest
And there are other stories DuVernay could have told and still met her (relatively) modest budget of $20 million.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
How does it happen that citizens of modest means suffer as public sector unions gain?
A modest crowd moved East on 110th Street in New York City on Sunday evening.Justice League Vigil for Slain NYPD Officers Asks Whose Life Matters|Olivia Nuzzi|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even its benign forms—the resurgence of modest dress norms in Jewish communities, for example—perpetuate this idea.
Raquel lives in a modest brick house in Progreso, Texas, a border town less than 40 miles from Matamoros.
His brother Olaf was a tall, thin man; handsome in countenance; lively, modest, and popular.Heimskringla|Snorri Sturlason
I was surprised to see such a redoubtable bear-slayer so modest and kindly.Hunting with the Bow and Arrow|Saxton Pope
Deerfoot held back, but yielded, and finally answered in his modest way the numerous questions with which he was plied.The Hunters of the Ozark|Edward S. Ellis
But he was quiet, unobtrusive and modest and generally allowed the loud-mouthed one to have his way.The Southerner|Thomas Dixon
Yet he remains the most modest of men, with no apparent consciousness that he is great.A Backward Glance at Eighty|Charles A. Murdock
British Dictionary definitions for modest
Word Origin for modest
Word Origin and History for modest
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.