Usage examples for immodest

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Make me modest or immodest. – Modern Society by Julia Ward Howe