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 Meanings and Examples of MODESTLY
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modestly
 ad.  in moderate or limited size, quantity, or range; not extremely
Classic Sentence: (118 in 8 pages)
1  And when she admitted it, modestly and sweetly, she would look a thousand things more.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  Through the window Scarlett could see the bright riot of the twin lanes of daffodils bordering the graveled driveway and the golden masses of yellow jessamine spreading flowery sprangles modestly to the earth like crinolines.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  It wasn't fair that she must keep her voice low and her eyes cast modestly down, when men, attractive ones, too, came to their booth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  You admired their frocks or their babies indiscriminately and teased about beaux and complimented husbands and giggled modestly and denied that you had any charms at all compared with theirs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  Four skirts billowed modestly, eight small feet were daintily placed on low hassocks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
6  Mammy gave a little shriek and retreated and from a distance of a yard, modestly elevated her dress a few inches and showed the ruffle of a red taffeta petticoat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
7  She sat modestly in a stiff chair, feeling frivolous and out of place.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
8  Vida had seen it, she stated modestly; she had seen it on a summer trip to Cape Cod.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
9  The females stood modestly aside, and, from having been the principal actors in the scene, they now became the meek and attentive observers of that which followed.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
10  I modestly assented, and we all fell through a little dirty swing door, into a sort of hot packing-case immediately behind it.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXI
11  The waiter coughed, as if he modestly invited me to get over that.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVIII
12  We transported the shellfish, or the 'relish' as Mr. Peggotty had modestly called it, up into our room unobserved, and made a great supper that evening.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
13  I am well aware that I am the umblest person going,' said Uriah Heep, modestly; 'let the other be where he may.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
14  I never saw his mouth so wide, or the creases in his cheeks so deep, as when he delivered himself of these sentiments: shaking his head all the time, and writhing modestly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP
15  'Oh, very imprudent indeed, Master Copperfield,' returned Uriah, sighing modestly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  She modestly suggests that "sex, or at any rate gender, may account for the difference".
2  Being youngsters, we sat modestly at the back, never daring to speak.
3  America's favourite dietary supplements, multivitamins, modestly lowered the risk for cancer in healthy male.
4  He is modest in his behavior.
5  The more a man knows, the more he is inclined to be modest.
6  The result reflects a modest rightward shift in opinion.
7  The research was carried out on a modest scale.
8  This modest group size allows our teachers to respond to the needs of each student.
9  He was always modest about his role in the Everest expedition.
10  Be modest in learning , for complacency is the enemy of study.
11  Asian women are more modest and shy, yet they tend to have an inner force.
12  It was a very modest affair, a gathering of Caribbean musicians in an area of London, where many West Indian immigrants had settled in the 1950s.
13  The giant redwoods and high cliffs dwarf the elegant Ahwahnee Hotel, making it appear a modest lodge rather than an imposing hostelry.
14  Its producer plans to shoot the project on a very modest budget, well below the tens, or even hundreds of millions, spent on a typical Hollywood blockbuster in the United States.
15  She was demure and reserved, a nice modest girl whom any young man would be proud to take home to his mother.