modesty (n.) Old form(s): modestie
propriety, protocol, seemly behaviour
H8 II.ii.135[King Henry to Gardiner, of a letter] Deliver this with modesty to th'Queen
MM III.ii.241[Escalus to disguised Duke, of Claudio] I have laboured for the poor gentleman to the extremest shore of my modesty
TN II.i.11[Sebastian to Antonio] I perceive in you so excellent a touch of modesty
TN V.i.333[Malvolio to Olivia] tell me in the modesty of honour, / Why you have given me such clear lights of favour? [unclear meaning; with due regard for your good name]
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