Origin of modicum
Examples from the Web for modicum
The U.S. government should expedite their cases while showing some modicum of flexibility in reviewing their documentation.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas|Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If I am dressed “modestly,” then they can perhaps generate a modicum of understanding.
Robbie was rejected by his brothers and sisters, and only his mother showed a modicum of sympathy.
Jobs must have had at least a modicum of decency, or he never would have called the Rose family in the first place.
He has failed to give Texans even the modicum of respect required to actively scam them.Good Riddance to Steve Stockman, the Grifter Congressman Who Ran for Senate|Ben Jacobs|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He could offer that modicum of encouragement with perfect safety, and he was well pleased to have the opportunity of doing so.The Talk of the Town, Volume 1 (of 2)|James Payn
All the ancients who were reported as skilful in mechanics seem to have obtained a modicum of credit as clock-inventors.Time and Time-Tellers|James W. Benson
I pointed out that the inquirers after knowledge had, beyond all doubt, obtained some modicum of what they wanted.A Librarian's Open Shelf|Arthur E. Bostwick
Any farmer who had a modicum of cash and who bore a reputation for thrift and honesty could purchase a reaper.The Age of Big Business|Burton J. Hendrick
He wished he might have been endowed at birth with a modicum of Matt Peasley's courage and reckless disregard of consequences.Cappy Ricks|Peter B. Kyne
British Dictionary definitions for modicum
Word Origin for modicum
Word Origin and History for modicum
"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)).