Usage examples for immodest

  1. Municipal improvements threaten to go further still, and in these commercial days, when combined capital under such appellations as the " Metropolitan Co- operative" or the " Universal Supply Stores" endeavours to increase its display behind plate- glass windows of immodest size, the life of old buildings seems painfully insecure. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  2. Never allow thyself to use an immodest word, or to be guilty of an unbecoming action. – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child
  3. She wore a white gown, as on the night of the ball; but her whole costume was much less rich and shockingly immodest. – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  4. She was caught in the very act of a most unwarrantable and even immodest intrusion, which in the eyes of these two men could only appear like the attempted gratification of a reprehensible and vulgar curiosity. – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. To him and his example do we owe the outrage of proffered assistance from the unscientific- the meddling of the immodest- the intrusion of the garrulous. – Views and Reviews by Henry James
  6. Since the Chinese consider small feet the chief charm of women, it might be supposed, he says, that the women would at least have the pleasure of fascinating men by a beauty to acquire which they have to undergo such horrible torture; but Dr. Strieker assures us that in China a woman is considered immodest if she shows her artificially distorted feet to a man. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  7. Take off that immodest, outrageous dress, and put on your own decent one. – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  8. Make me modest or immodest. – Modern Society by Julia Ward Howe
  9. Armida passed onwards, not with a misgiving air, not with an unalluring, and yet not with an immodest one. – Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Vol. 2 by Leigh Hunt
  10. Since they'd say, who worship only Their own vices most immodest, Who deny unto the soul Its eternal joy or torment, " Of what use is Patrick's preaching That man's soul must be immortal, If the Christian, Luis Enius, Kills himself? – The Purgatory of St. Patrick by Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  11. It was unnecessary, gratuitous, provocative, ostentatious, unmaidenly, immodest- and yet- both her duty and her desire. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  12. Still I cherished the others because gifts of Sir William or relics of my honoured father- the two volumes called An Introduction to Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy; two volumes of Chambers's Dictionary; all the volumes of The Gentleman's Magazine from 1748; Titan's Loves of the Gods- an immodest print which I hated; my beloved " Amaryllis," called A New Musical Design, and well bound; and last a manuscript much faded and eaten by mice, yet readable, and it was a most lovely song composed long since by a Mr. Pepys, the name of which was " Gaze not on Swans!" – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  13. This was felt by many to be quite too pointed and out of place; and for a young man, like him, very bold and immodest. – Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them by T. S. Arthur
  14. In contrast to the modern student journals, the earliest files of the Chronicle are distinguished by their exceedingly rare references to athletic events, and then only in a very occasional modest item giving the immodest score of some class contest, such as the baseball game between '71 and '72 on May 29, 1869, when the score ran 50 to 36. Shortly after this time came the first student athletic organization, informally known as the " Baseball Clubs" which became the Baseball Association in 1876. A similar Football Association was organized in 1873 and continued until 1878 when both clubs were merged in the first Athletic Association of the University. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  15. Lawksamercy, doctor, cried the young blood in the primrose vest, feigning a womanish simper and with immodest squirmings of his body, how you do tease a body! – Ulysses by James Joyce
  16. We may apply to the drama, as to every other species of composition, Pope's well- known couplet: " Immodest words admit of no defense, For want of decency is a want of sense." – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter
  17. Colonel Price had no word of censure for his daughter as they held their way homeward, and no word of comment on her extraordinary and immodest- according to the colonel's view- conduct fell from his lips until they were free from the crowd. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  18. I fear not that; but an immodest appearance before you I cannot suffer myself to be guilty of, but under your own command." – Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.) by Robert Paltock Commentator: A. H. Bullen
  19. Immodest as such an appearance would have been in one of the village maids, he did not feel it to be so with her. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett