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modestly

[ mod-ist-lee ]
/ ˈmɒd ɪst li /
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adverb
reflecting a moderate or humble estimate of one’s merits, importance, etc.; not boastfully:He modestly puts all of his success down to timing.
in a way that is free from showy extravagance; not ostentatiously:For a billionaire, he lives rather modestly in a home he bought decades ago.
in a way that shows regard for decency in behavior, speech, dress, etc.:When visiting religious sites, avoid offense by dressing modestly: cover your shoulders, torsos, and thighs.
within reasonable limits; moderately: A modestly priced economy car may be more appropriate for your teenage driver.
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