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The engine has a very modest oil consumption.
His income was modest compared with that of other chief executives.
There has been a modest increase in sales.
She has had some modest success with her short stories.
They grew up in a relatively modest house in New Jersey.
Peter is genuinely modest about his achievements.
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a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team
using sarcasm to upset someone or to show anger
a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation
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Definition of modest from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.