Usage examples for modesty

  1. " I think I can fill up the facts that Mr. O'Connor's modesty has prevented him from stating," one of the officers said. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  2. It becomes necessary for that modest young man to can his modesty- and the young lady's. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  3. Well, she has a modesty not i' this age, a- dad she has. – Devereux, Book I. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  4. She did not talk about meekness or modesty,- she illustrated them. – Memorial of Mrs. Lucy Gilpatrick Marsh delivered June 22, 1868. by A. C. Thompson
  5. If the duke should seem over- confident, 'tis to hide a certain modesty, and not to appear out of confidence in so large a company. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  6. As she uttered the last words of this short speech, which she had delivered very seriously and with a mixture of modesty and resolution, she kissed her elderly friend in a manner which indicated esteem and gratitude rather than love. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  7. Oh, don't talk to me of modesty! – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  8. That's where my modesty comes in. – The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces by John Kendrick Bangs
  9. This was a triumph for Lucien, although he bore it with characteristic modesty. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  10. But the Marquis would have none of his modesty. – Calvert of Strathore by Carter Goodloe
  11. The officer's youth was assumed on the strength of his rank, perhaps likewise from the tale of his modesty: " he had only done his duty". – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  12. Some one has written: " It was a great day for fools when modesty was made a virtue." – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  13. When they were all assembled on a spacious plain, Sophron rose, and with a becoming modesty, recited the adventures of the preceding night, and the alarming intelligence he had just received. – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  14. It is a pity your modesty doesn't equal your taste. – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  15. It was not because she feared to have her father know she had come riding to his rescue in the last hours of her troubled night; not because she feared his censure or his anger, or wanted to conceal her deed for reasons of modesty from anyone. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  16. I'm dead to all sense of modesty, you see. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  17. However, in regard to the case I mentioned to you- it is a delicate subject, but you are not like ordinary young women, and you and I have stood beside so many sick- beds and death- beds together that we can speak as man to man, or woman to woman, with no false modesty to bar our speech. – An Ambitious Man by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  18. I saw you ride into the station, and I hardly grasp the reason for so much modesty. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  19. Of course he did better, for he was far more experienced than I in British railway affairs, and this was only his modesty. – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow