He had shown no false modesty about his ability to avoid the gardener.
I thought that the false modesty would stop at university, especially Oxford; after all, we're all good enough to be here, otherwise we wouldn't have been admitted.
Many Asian cultural traditions place emphasis on propriety and the observance of strict moral and social conduct, thus modesty and restrained sexuality are valued.
‘Since Father is unavailable that would be acceptable,’ she ducked her head in a gesture the steward took as maidenly modesty , but actually was meant to hide her smile.
One answer, of course, is modesty both in dress and manner, long the approach of Orthodox Jewish women and now enjoying something of a culture vogue in the U.S.
To keep them covered was a matter of decency and modesty .
I'm just trying to get through the day, and that's not just false modesty .
But faith in the classical virtues of decorum and modesty remained with him until his death.
Is the relative modesty of the damages a reflection of the fact that the amount was determined by a judge and not by a jury?
with typical modesty he insisted on sharing the credit with others