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Williamson “talks fluently and modestly about his art,” Barkham wrote.
If I am dressed “modestly,” then they can perhaps generate a modicum of understanding.
Perhaps to prove its literary mettle, A Time to Kill, at first, sold only modestly (it has since sold fifteen million copies).Still Killing Time: John Grisham Talks Broadway and “Sycamore Row”|Thane Rosenbaum|October 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Demand in the biggest retail sector – autos – rose only modestly last month.
Creating lots of new yen cheapens the currency, which is a boon for exporters and is modestly inflationary.Japan’s Fiscal Crossroads: Will Abenomics Mean Tougher Changes?|Daniel Gross|July 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Your Excellency is very kind, he said modestly, as he stood beside her low phaeton with his hat in his hand.A Lady of Rome|F. Marion Crawford
Mr. Lamon's single volume was modestly confined to a part of it.Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian?|John B. Remsburg
She saluted him modestly, and without a word turned round and "obscured her face as not seeming well contented."
Gracious, but modestly reserved, he spoke little, listened beautifully.What Will He Do With It, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
When banteringly invited to dance, to the surprise of all, Hiiaka modestly complied.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii|Nathaniel Bright Emerson