And if not, it's more than fair to expect a modicum of due diligence.
Rowhani's remark, read with a modicum of generosity, does neither.
Another is to try to have some modicum of calm between Israel and its neighbors.
A salty pragmatism runs throughout, and only a modicum of introspection is encouraged.
And at last some of the Bosnian survivors of Srebrenica are getting a modicum of justice.
Why, of course; it is absolutely essential that each human being should have his or her modicum of food.
It was a stone that would please any woman with plenty of money and a modicum of taste.
It would still behave substantially as the larger plate, sending to the eye its modicum of green light.
Fortunately the landlord was a man with some modicum of common sense.
The lawyer's jauntiness dropped off, as if a modicum of respect for this man had found its way into his calculating soul.
"small quantity or portion," late 15c., Scottish, from Latin modicum "a little," noun use of neuter of modicus "moderate, having a proper measure; ordinary, scanty, small, few," from modus "measure, manner" (see mode (n.1)).