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Peter is genuinely modest about his achievements.
The engine has very modest oil consumption.
His income was modest compared with that of other fund managers.
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.
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English version of definition of modest
a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
a small round hat worn by Jewish men
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American definition of modest from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.