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mo di kuhm

  • n  a small or moderate or token amount
    England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists"- Ian Jack

  • There was not even a modicum of civility in the way the military junta met the civil rights leader.
  • At least the dictator has eased his influence on the press and there is a modicum of press freedom in the country.
  • Whether it was considered a real movie with explicit sex scenes, or a series of stag-reel exertions with a modicum of plot and characterization added, Mona created the blueprint for .
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  • Lebanon's army caught in the crossfire again
    BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 12 (UPI) -- Lebanon's military is struggling to maintain a modicum of security in a country that's lurching toward another sectarian showdown, fueled largely by the civil war raging next door in Syria, a state that's shed much Lebanese blood over the years.
    June 12, 2013 - UPI
  • Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer finally reveal their twins' names
    It's been a good nine months since True Blood costars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer had twins, but we still don't know their names. Imagine that, people wanted to give their kids' identities at least a modicum of secrecy. What would Toddler Juice* think of that?
    June 12, 2013 - Tampa Bay Times

  • Terry Gilliam in Reuters UK
    I am delighted that Heath's brilliant performance can be shared with the world,Gilliam said. "We are looking forward to finishing the movie and, through the film, with a modicum of humility, being able to touch people's hearts and souls as...
  • Arlen Specter in Forbes
    I agree that this committee should get to the bottom of this issue,Specter, R-Pa., said. "I would hope that we would do so with at least a modicum of objectivity."
  • Cyril Wecht in Forbes
    This is a person who cries out for medical care, attention, appraisal, evaluation, appropriate treatment,Wecht told The Associated Press. "Anyone with a modicum of training would know this."

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