noun, plural mod·es·ties.
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How to use modesty in a sentence
Such modesty might feel odd, but it was actually refreshing.
In the first case, you should respect modesty, indulging it as pride and a strong work ethic, even if you choose to ultimately ignore such protests.Miss Manners: Neighbor promised a replacement for vacuum playmate|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
Questions about the relationship between art and nature seemed to quiz the very air around it, and it charmed me with its good-humored modesty.Sculpture parks are a great way to see art during a pandemic. Here’s why some are better than others.|Sebastian Smee|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
What’s intriguing about anonymous giving, and other behaviors apparently designed to obscure good traits and acts, like modesty, is that it’s “hard to reconcile with standard evolutionary accounts of pro-social behavior,” the researchers write.Larry David and the Game Theory of Anonymous Donations - Facts So Romantic|Brian Gallagher|December 16, 2020|Nautilus
The Queen Mum’s clothing still has hints of a 1930s silhouette, while Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth are in ’60s silhouettes like A-lines, albeit with an element of modesty.How Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ achieves its look—even as each season evolves|radmarya|August 29, 2020|Fortune
Both reek of false modesty, but Deen does appear jumpy and genuinely anxious at times.My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star|Emily Shire|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mapei is soft-spoken, but that should not be mistaken for modesty.The Swedish Queen of Soulful Pop: Mapei Won’t Wait for You to Listen|Caitlin Dickson|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The very limitations that we understand as modesty are erased by this process.
After Bates died, his successor at the RGS reflected, “I think his modesty was carried to a fault.”
Then again, my perception of modesty has been skewed ever since Katy Perry shot whip cream out of her bra, so who even knows.Avril Lavigne’s Dumb ‘Hello Kitty’ Video Is Rife with Cultural Appropriation|Amy Zimmerman|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She stripped off her mackintosh, as though she were stripping off her modesty, and stood before him revealed.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Smokers, tossing pipes and puffing smoke over the dinner-table, forgot all cleanliness and modesty.
The others being all agreed, Tom consented, with becoming modesty, to take the post of honour and of danger.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
He eyed her artfully, winked playfully, and continued: "You'll like it when you get the modesty out of yourself."The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Let modesty and kind feeling govern your conversation, as other rules of life.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley