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A short railway journey and a shorter walk brought us to Fairbank, the modest residence of the great financier.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
A second very obvious one is that this young man really is the heir of a great property, however modest his means may at present be, and it is not impossible that a plot to hold him for ransom might be concocted.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The widow said she meant to give Huck a home under her roof and have him educated; and that when she could spare the money she would start him in business in a modest way.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
A secretary came in, with respectful familiarity and the modest consciousness, characteristic of every secretary, of superiority to his chief in the knowledge of their business; he went up to Oblonsky with some papers, and began, under pretense of asking a question, to explain some objection.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Most of the guests, knowing of the affair with the bear, looked with curiosity at this big, stout, quiet man, wondering how such a clumsy, modest fellow could have played such a prank on a policeman.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He carried his head on one side, partly in modest depreciation of himself, partly in modest propitiation of everybody else.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Biddy, looking very neat and modest in her black dress, went quietly here and there, and was very helpful.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Strangers, modest enough elsewhere, started up at dinners in Coketown, and boasted, in quite a rampant way, of Bounderby.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Giles, as he spoke, looked at Brittles; but that young man, being naturally modest, probably considered himself nobody, and so held that the inquiry could not have any application to him; at all events, he tendered no reply.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Or, should you feel a yearning to leave behind you posterity, take in marriage a good woman who shall bring you, not money, but an aptitude for simple, modest domestic life.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
She understood only that her modest investments were to be mysteriously multiplied without risk to herself; and the assurance that this miracle would take place within a short time, that there would be no tedious interval for suspense and reaction, relieved her of her lingering scruples.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context