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modest: moderate, marked by moderation, becoming All'sW. II. i. 131, Tw.N. I. iii. 9 “within the limits of order,” I. v. 193 “give me assurance if you be the lady of the house” (=sufficient to satisfy me), H8 V. iii. 69 “reverence to your calling makes me ” (=moderate in language), Cor. III. i. 274 “Do not cry havoc, where you should but hunt With warrant,” Lr. II. iv. 25 “with all haste,” IV. vii. 5 “All my reports go with the modest truth.”
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