modestly modestly  /ˈmɑ dəst li/


  • (adv) with modesty; in a modest manner


  1. Today, still dashing in his uniform, Giap modestly rejects the notion that these military feats made him a hero.
  2. What's modestly refreshing about the way this story is told by director Eric Core and writer Brad Gann is that the person with the largest doubts about going pro is Papale himself.
  3. In recent weeks, the price has been moving modestly higher a trend that will surely gain momentum if the lobster harvest returns to normal and as the economy recovers.


  1. Facebook, H-P Lead Techs Higher

    Technology stocks were modestly higher Tuesday, lifted by gains in shares of Hewlett-Packard Co. and Facebook Inc. H-P gained 1% to become one of the top gainers on the Dow Jones Industrial Average which was up 46 points.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  2. Empire State index improves modestly in June

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The Empire State manufacturing index improved modestly in June, although the details remained weak, the New York Federal Reserve Bank said Monday. The Empire State index rose to 7.8 in June from negative 1.4 in the prior month. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected the index to improve to flat. However, most of the other indicators in the survey fell. The key new ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Market Watch

  3. Hong Kong stocks rise modestly; ICBC drops

    HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Hong Kong stocks rose modestly early Monday as property developers extended gains, although caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary-policy meeting later this week and a sharp fall in shares of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. capped gains. The Hang Seng Index gained 0.3% to 21,041.26 and the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index added 0.3% to 9,694.87 ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Market Watch


  1. "I will listen hard, to every party before the court and to each of my colleagues. I will work hard. And I will do my best to consider every case impartially, modestly, with commitment to principle and in accordance with law," she said.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  2. China's currency has "appreciated only modestly" since last month's policy shift, Levin said. "There is no real question that China's exchange-rate policy is unfair, contributes to global trade imbalances, and costs the United States jobs and...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Sander Levin Source: BusinessWeek

  3. Bernanke says, "a failure of inflation to moderate as expected would be especially troublesome," yet, "economic growth will be modestly below trend in the near term," following a "return to a rate that is roughly in line with the...
    on Nov 28, 2006 By: Ben Bernanke Source: All Headline News

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