Meaning: with modesty; in a modest manner; "the dissertation was entitled, modestly, `Remarks about a play by Shakespeare'"
"I happen to be a good deal in request," he said modestly.
"I did it with a magic powder," modestly asserted the boy.
Let your bearing be modestly confident, but most of all be modestly confident within.
It, too, had an affinity for its own gravy and hid itself modestly under an avalanche of mashed potatoes.
The Phoenix modestly retreated behind Robert, and Anthea hastened to distract the attention of the Lamb by murmuring--
Two easy chairs stood side by side at the head of the table, in which sat Beth and her father, feasting modestly on chicken and a little fruit.
She is grey, modestly adorned on the thorax with two black ribbons and on the abdomen with two stripes in which white specks alternate with brown.
Three men did this, and when their work was over and what stood of the city rested quietly for the first time, they departed as modestly as they had come.
I omit, for the sake of brevity, the numerous considerations which the professor adduces in support of what he calls, too modestly in my opinion, his Utopia.
They found the Countess seated in a corner of the great chimney-piece in her room, which was almost as modestly furnished as similar apartments in Carentan; for she had given up the enjoyment of luxuries to which she had formerly been accustomed, for fear of offending the narrow prejudices of her guests, and she had made no changes in her house.