01. She's an excellent athlete, but she is too [modest] to admit it.
02. Her [modesty] keeps her from admitting that she is the best in the class.
03. She smiled [modestly] when she was presented with the trophy.
04. He earns a [modest] income working as a security guard at a seniors' complex.
05. They live in a very [modest] two-bedroom home in the working class area of town.
06. Robbie would never admit that he is a better squash player than Gerry because he is simply too [modest].
07. Stop being [modest]; you know you probably aced the test.
08. Ninon de Lenclos once remarked that it is strange that [modesty] is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness.
09. There is an Italian proverb which states that when wine comes in, [modesty] leaves.
10. The veil worn by a bride originally symbolized the bride's virginity, innocence, and [modesty], and can be traced back to ancient Roman times.
11. I consider myself to be a strong, handsome, intelligent, witty and exceedingly [modest] individual.
12. It is said that cleanliness and [modesty] are the two guiding principles for clothing in Bahrain.
13. Even a [modest] command of the local language will help when visiting a foreign country.
14. Winston Churchill once described a person he disliked as a [modest] little person with much to be [modest] about.
15. The comic opera of the late 1700s represented people in familiar situations, and required only [modest] performing resources.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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