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1‘Hannah's innate modesty cloaks many talents’
self-effacement, humility, lack of vanity, lack of pretension, unpretentiousness
shyness, bashfulness, self-consciousness, reserve, reticence, timidity, meekness
2‘Gandhi's political tactics obscured the modesty of his political aspirations’
limited scope, moderation, fairness, acceptability, smallness
3‘it is appropriate to contrast the modesty of his home with those of more affluent politicians’
unpretentiousness, simplicity, plainness, lack of pretension, inexpensiveness, lack of extravagance
4‘they jeered at her maidenly modesty’
decorum, decorousness, decency, seemliness, demureness, sobriety, severity
coyness, propriety, discreetness, delicacy, chasteness, virtue
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