Views of the US have improved, modestly, but are still predominantly negative.
Prime ministers were supposed to live as modestly as school teachers.
In the most modestly gifted field in memory, Perry stood out.
Isaacson was surprised by how modestly Jobs lived—“no security, no drivers, no entourage, no live-in help,” he says.
But it was only modestly more expensive than Danish, Swedish, Canadian, German or Swiss health care.
She spoke so sensibly, so quietly, so modestly, that her offer of assistance deeply impressed me.
"I had the good luck to be standing near," said Clif, modestly.
"Anything in my power is at your service, Madame," modestly interposes Tom, regaining confidence.
"I guess there isn't much interesting about me," began Danny modestly.
You walk gravely, modestly; you talk low, quiet; you carry you sad (Note 1) and becomingly.
1560s, "having moderate self-regard," from Middle French modeste (14c.), from Latin modestus "keeping due measure" (see modesty). Of women, "not improper or lewd," 1590s; of female attire, 1610s. Of demands, etc., c.1600. Related: Modestly.