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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a shy manner.

Usage examples (29)
  • The dissertation was entitled, modestly, `Remarks about a play by Shakespeare'
  • That's up modestly from a turnout rate of 39.7% in the last midterm election, he said.
  • Signor Giovanni Maselli, since that was the name modestly displayed on No. Twelve's card in the hall beneath, closed the door carefully.
  • What many car reviewers call underpowered, I call modestly powered. for more
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