It is considered essential to modesty to cover the head.
Before she could escape into the modesty of the robe, he pulled her toward him.
Even if modesty wasn't at the top of Franny's traits-list, it was January!
He was marked by the modesty of true genius, and his life was given to the single-minded pursuit of truth.
He had seemed amused by her modesty in the past, and yet it had obviously troubled him.
One more point must be considered: there is the evidence of competent observers to show that members of a tribe accustomed to nudity, when made to assume clothing for the first time, exhibit as much confusion as would a European compelled to strip in public. This fact, considered together with what has been said above, compels the conclusion that modesty is a feeling merely of acute self-consciousness due to appearing unusual, and is the result of clothing rather than the cause.
Though too weak and good-natured to cope with the problem which confronted him, Agis was characterized by a sincerity of purpose and a blend of youthful modesty with royal dignity, which render him perhaps the most attractive figure in the whole of Spartan history.
Modesty therefore is highly conventional, and to discover its origin the most primitive tribes must be observed.
Personally he seemed cold and distant, partly because of his impressive appearance, and partly because of his own modesty, which made him backward in seeking friendships.
He was long remembered, not only for his great learning but for his modesty and kindly disposition.
She is much praised by historians for her modesty and prudence, and is said to have brought about by her example a considerable improvement in the morals of her nation.
Doubtless, at the first founding of the school Zeno himself and Zeno's pupils were inspired with this hope; they emulated the Cynics Antisthenes and Diogenes, who never shrank out of modesty from the name and its responsibilities.
"She didn't demonstrate any modesty when she came to your room," Fred pointed out, reopening a road Dean preferred to detour.
The honour of knighthood was offered to Adams when Queen Victoria visited Cambridge in 1847; but then, as on a subsequent occasion, his modesty led him to decline it.
But with characteristic disinterestedness and modesty he declined all such honours.
Her great eloquence and rare modesty and beauty, combined with her remarkable intellectual gifts, attracted to her class-room a large number of pupils.
But looking into his eyes she was frightened, realizing that there was not that barrier of modesty she had always felt between herself and other men.
Pierre was struck by the modesty of the small though clean house after the brilliant surroundings in which he had last met his friend in Petersburg.
Modesty is not innate in man, and its conventional nature is easily seen from a consideration of the different ideas held by different races on this subject.
The tradition which assigns the first employment of the Greek word 4aAoa041a to Pythagoras has hardly any claim to be regarded as authentic; and the somewhat self-conscious modesty to which Diogenes Laertius attributes the choice of the designation is, in all probability, a piece of etymology crystallized into narrative.
Guillaume de Nogaret, his minister, draws a far more flattering picture, enlarging on his charm, his amiability, his modesty, his charity to all men, and his piety; and the traits of this over-coloured portrait are more or less repeated by Yves, a monk of St Denis.
In the delicate task of apportioning his own large share of merit, he certainly does not err on the side of modesty; but it would perhaps be as difficult to produce an instance of injustice, as of generosity in his estimate of others.
To the average man there is a distinction between clothing and ornament, the first being regarded as that covering which satisfies the claims of modesty, the second as those appendages which satisfy the aesthetic sense.
This means very much, though his modesty led him to call in the aid of his friend Saul to cope with the new and expanding situation (25 f.).
Extreme modesty, almost amounting to diffidence, was combined with the utmost kindliness in Lord Kelvin's bearing to the most elementary student, and nothing seemed to give him so much pleasure as an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of the humblest scientific worker.
In the convent, his modesty was so great that he refused to accept the doctor's degree in theology, which is the highest prized honour in the order.
Smith afterwards described Quesnay as a man "of the greatest modesty and simplicity," and declared his system of political economy to be, "with all its imperfections, the nearest approximation to truth that had yet been published on the principles of that science."
His protection and encouragement of Caxton were of inestimable value to English literature, and in the preface to the Dictes the printer gives an account of his own relations with the statesman which illustrates the dignity and modesty of Lord Rivers in a very agreeable way.
They are bright and provide a nice layer for modesty.
With great modesty and secrecy Butler, then in his twenty-second year, wrote to the author propounding certain difficulties with regard to the proofs of the unity and omnipresence of the Divine Being.
The chair was not exactly offered to him, as has been sometimes asserted, but the electors, having met and talked over the subject, authorized one of their number, who was Hamilton's personal friend, to urge him to become a candidate, a step which his modesty had prevented him from taking.
In 1826 he moved to Paris, and during a ten months' stay he met the leading mathematicians of France; but he was little appreciated, for his work was scarcely known; and his modesty restrained him from proclaiming his researches.
The discussion of this measure occupied most of the session of 1895; the bill was amended by the Centre so as to make it even more strongly a measure for the defence of religion; and clauses were introduced to defend public morality, by forbidding the public exhibition of pictures or statues, or the sale of writings, which, without being actually obscene, might rudely offend the feeling of modesty.
This feeling arose from no false modesty.
It wasn't until she felt his warm hand on the bare skin under her shirt that she regained her sense of modesty.
All he wanted was to savor the sweet victory, but his modesty and humility kept him from doing so in front of his opponent.
24), with a tribute of admiration to its "modesty, simplicity and fine serious spirit": Adulescens, tam etsi properas, to hoc saxum rogat Ut sese aspicias, deinde quod scriptum 'st legas.
In 1782 he obtained a silk gown, and was so far cured of his early modesty that he declined accepting the king's counselship if precedence over him were given to his junior, Thomas (afterwards Lord) Erskine, though the latter was the son of a peer and a most accomplished orator.
He once dreamed her naked torso was horribly disfigured by a giant birthmark but the truth was more likely childlike modesty kept in check by a general arrogance that forbade her to admit anything deemed to be a weakness.
He had an innate modesty and simplicity of character.
He writes about it sensitively, with due modesty and a sensible regard for the precise chronology, the details, the sensations.
In short, modesty and apparent diffidence, originating mainly in physical causes, were his leading characteristics.
In part, this can be explained by the socialization of women, which celebrates modesty as a distinctly feminine virtue.
You'd think the ladies would have a little more modesty.
modesty of the man to whom he is referring?
These bras are not necessarily for impact sports, but they can provide a quality modesty layer.
You can try the look with pasties, if you prefer, which helps conceal your modesty while still allowing your breasts to be free.
A button front ensures modesty along with a belt wrap.
Sports bras for girls can be used as a modesty layer beneath revealing sports garments, as a sweat-wicking choice beneath many sports ensembles, and as the expected anti-bounce garment for high-impact activities.
Modesty also plays a strong role with Duggars, as well as chaperoned dates, no kissing until marriage and the strong disapproval of using birth control.
Other athletes such as swimmers may have better performance with less clothing but are forced to accommodate a certain level of modesty.
Whether dressed in a baggy softball uniform or in the leotard of a majorette, it is the athletes who set the example by being more concerned with winning than with preserving other people's ideas of modesty.
But what success has your honor's modesty been crowned with now, that it grows so insolent upon us?
I'm sure it was only modesty which prevented the noble lord himself from mentioning it.
maidenly modesty - not challenging and indignant because she thought she was being trifled with.
Paul was attempting to preserve the modesty of the day.
As for those who simply consider themselves the « nucleus » of the revolutionary party, they show a little more modesty.
Bathing machines were invented to protect the modesty of female bathers at a time before'mixed bathing ' was acceptable.
Ian's assurance on matters to do with his distillery is balanced by a becoming modesty in most other things.
modesty required that every nun sleep alone, but the patriarchal authorities feared what might go on behind closed doors.
modesty as a distinctly feminine virtue.
His innate modesty and his sense of artistic privacy would certainly make him shun such a title but he fully deserved it nonetheless.
I've never been a believer in false modesty.
excessive modesty has no place in a teaching practice record.
It'll blow your wig off, " says Shadow with typical modesty.
Alastair, with characteristic modesty, conceded he had his fair share of luck during his innings.
Here is an abridged version of Judy's story, edited to avoid her extreme modesty where necessary.
modesty panel can be fitted in front or back positions.
modesty curtains and rocking chairs.
modesty's sake make more speed this way.
modesty in dress.
modesty of nature.
With all modesty the story could win an Oscar!
overweening pride in our culture gives the lie to any claims we might make to theological modesty.
Motivational & After Dinner Speaker Debra's overwhelming positivity and ' go for it ' attitude are contagious, while her modesty is endearing.
This is not praiseworthy modesty on Peter's part.
And he always tries to make his case with modesty and thoughtfulness, the best way to convince a skeptic.
I have more personal vanity than modesty, and twice as much veracity as the two put together.
wert born to learn: submit with modesty to the laws of thy condition.
wrestlehile wrestling bouts and athletic training in ancient Greece would have been naked here we get false modesty.
Gregory XI., though equally distinguished for his erudition and pure morals, his piety, modesty and wisdom, was fated to Gregory Xl., pay dearly for the weakness of his predecessor in 1370-1378.
The philosophers and encyclopaedists who, by the mouth of Diderot, complimented Catherine on being superior to such female affectations as modesty and chastity, flattered her to some extent even here.
To his modesty Bossuet bears witness, when he told him to stand up sometimes, and not be always on his knees before a critic. Gibbon vouches for his learning, when (in the 47th chapter) he speaks of "this incomparable guide, whose bigotry is overbalanced by the merits of erudition, diligence, veracity and scrupulous minuteness."
"For my cultivation," said the beggar, "faith is the seed, self-combat is the fertilizing rain, the weeds I destroy are the cleaving to existence, wisdom is my plough, and its guidingshaft is modesty; perseverance draws my plough, and I guide it with the rein of my mind; the field I work is in the law, and the harvest that I reap is the never-dying nectar of Nirvana.
In class (2) he includes, besides the Benevolence of Shaftesbury and Hutcheson, the useful virtues, Justice, Veracity and Fidelity to compacts; as well as such immediately agreeable qualities as politeness, wit, modesty and even cleanliness.
Even if Anna Pavlovna did not say so, he could see that she wished to and only refrained out of regard for his modesty.
He did not say that the Emperor had kept him, and Prince Andrew noticed this affectation of modesty.
Rostov and Ilyin hastened to find a corner where they could change into dry clothes without offending Mary Hendrikhovna's modesty.
It is injustice to expect exemption from that thou wert born to learn: submit with modesty to the laws of thy condition.
And while wrestling bouts and athletic training in ancient Greece would have been naked here we get false modesty.
It helps to remember that most nude models make a living this way and have a healthy approach to body modesty.
Some cultures also stress modest attire for young women.Regardless of the reason for fashionable modesty, a modest dress can be an attractive, beautiful gown suitable for any formal dance or event.
A seamstress can easily create a suitable modesty panel to wear beneath an immodest dress.
A young woman's behavior is far more telling about her modesty than her attire.
Spaghetti straps are also appropriate, or brides can opt for a feminine cap sleeve design for more modesty.
As a parent, you will probably be rooting for modesty and practicality in any skirt your girl owns.
However, even with this vacillating definition of modesty factor, the one thing the styles they sell have in common is modesty when compared to much of what you find for sale in your neighborhood mall.
Some seek modesty but want to wear a more current style.
So modesty is somewhat dictated by personal taste and beliefs.
Some websites like Pure Modesty have developed an entire page of guidelines to help define modesty in today's western culture.
Beyond religious reasons, many consider modesty an important part of the message they send to the people around them.
Although it conjures up a time and era long past, modern girls can appreciate the modesty and femininity these dresses provide.
An entire modesty movement has arisen in the last decades.
Also, many proponents of the modesty movement are concerned about the masculinization of women's clothing.
Some people prefer skirt lengths to be closer to the floor, and some desire the length of sleeves to hit the elbow, but, on the whole, modesty usually falls within these guidelines.
More specific themes within the modesty movement will deal with the colors and designs of a garment.
However, this effort to bridge the gap between the fashion world and the modesty movement is not always appreciated.
The trouble with purchasing clothing derived from the actual modesty movement is that there is not a wide variation in designs.
Sometimes modesty equates with downright dowdiness.
In the process of dressing your daughter to represent modesty, you may aid her in dressing unattractively.
Modesty does not have to mean frumpy, so parents who care deeply regarding this issue may have to hunt carefully in stores and spend more time searching for unique items online.
Nudist writing commonly begins with cross-cultural and historical examples demonstrating the relativity of shame and modesty, before proceeding to expound the psychological, moral, social, and physical benefits of nudity.
Nudists claimed that an excess of shame and modesty bred psychological complexes, unhealthy relations between the sexes, and produced bodies that were both unhealthy and an affront to beauty.
In the early days of anthropology, modesty was considered a function of the sheath.
Other terms used synonymously are modesty apron, marriage apron, modesty skirt, loincloth, string skirt, and girdle.
Cache-sexe are used throughout much of West Africa and parts of East Asia, where the term modesty apron is more commonly used.
Like the penis sheath, one function of the cache-sexe was thought to be modesty.
Button bath robes can offer warmth, comfort, modesty and, with the right negligee, sex appeal.
Modesty is an admirable trait that is often associated with shyness.
Modesty can be difficult to define in the realm of fashion.
Modesty can be a primary motivator when purchasing longer hem lengths, but a flimsy material can undermine your efforts.
However, slips have moved beyond just providing extra comfort and modesty.
Modesty: A coverup provides an additional level of modesty if you don't feel entirely comfortable in your bathing suit.
Sundresses do bare plenty of skin, but you don't have to sacrifice your modesty or preference for keeping your upper body covered.
QVC has a similar costume with a skirt that comes just above the knees for a bit more modesty.
Pant liners or unitards are must-have accessories to ensure modesty for dancers, while body liners accentuate cleavage and create a lean silhouette.
Slips are the perfect choice for additional modesty under sheer or form-fitting fabrics, and while a wide variety of textiles can be used in their manufacture, rayon, nylon and silk are most commonly used.
The individual's modesty is respected at all times.
You may not want any pictures taken until after the baby has been delivered in order to maximize your sense of modesty, but you would like the baby's first moments photographed.
Women who want to maintain some modesty often choose form fitting black t-shirts, white dresses, or other simple pieces of clothing.
Modesty aside, beach coverups can also offer additional sun protection.
These shorts are cut to fit more loosely than typical swimsuit bottoms, allowing you greater freedom of movement, and a bit more modesty as well.
While historically, both men and women - but especially women - wore suits that covered more of the body for sake of modesty, they now do so for improved performance.
This is as necessary for comfort as modesty.
The tops and bottoms are lined with 4-way stretch material, allowing for comfort and modesty.
You'll find suits in varying degrees of modesty, from one-piece bathing suits that leave plenty to the imagination to skimpy little micro suits that reveal much more than they hide!
If it's modesty you're aiming for, consider a one-piece suit.
The longer torso of a tankini top not only provides more coverage for modesty reasons, but can also feel more secure for a girl to wear.
Whether you want a retro style or just a bit more modesty and comfort, high waisted swim trunks are the perfect option.
Adding a swimsuit coverup will only provide a small amount of modesty.
Looks included mesh swimwear worn without a modesty layer, and mesh cover-ups worn without anything underneath.
A tankini affords almost as much coverage as a one piece, and can be very flattering to the midsection while providing its wearer with a sense of modesty.
Triangle tops and string bikinis are perfect for those who can afford to dispense with modesty, and bra-tops, whether sport oriented or shaped like a traditional bra, are the best choice for figures that require extra support on top.
It wasn't that long ago that men and women were confined in their choices by social pretense and modesty.
Men were confined to Victorian standards of modesty in the late 1800s and early 1900s when choosing swim wear.
To add to the burden of modesty, these suits were heavy and confining.
Even if you have no plans to hit the surf, these trunks provide a sporty alternative to other cover-ups, giving you the benefit of modesty and flexibility.
Ranging in patterns from bold and bright, to elegant and subdued, you should be able to find one to perfectly fit your personal sense of modesty.
Modesty is a highly subjective term, and selecting modest swimsuits for girls is a topic mothers and daughters have wrangled over for decades.
For some families, modesty is an absolute and they set standards for what can and cannot show, period.
Other families view modesty within a contextual framework of numerous factors.
One-piece swimsuits don't necessarily translate into modesty.
They typically have a built-in brief with a looser outer covering and offer modesty, comfort and a good range of motion.
There are several great cover-ups to enhance modesty when you come out of the water.
For even more stylish modesty, consider a swim dress.
In case retro just isn't your thing, you can still preserve your modesty with contemporary flair.
Check out the following online stores that offer cute options for tankinis, one-piece suits and a variety of rash guards and coverups for extra modesty.
This suit is done in a complimentary tankini style that combines the ease of wearing a two-piece with the modesty of a tank.
For many styles, you'll need one or two large safety pins both to keep the sarong in place and to preserve modesty.
If you're just skating on the edge, or have a sudden bout of modesty, you should keep a few good cover-ups nearby.
However, there are different levels of sheer, so if you don't necessarily want everything on display, you can still maintain a little modesty.
While swimsuit coverups such as sarongs, swim dresses, and other items of clothing designed to preserve your modesty and flatter your figure will certainly help, not everyone wants to stay covered up on the beach.
Considering they're really just small scraps of material designed to preserve your modesty while on the beach, you'd expect most skirts to look pretty much the same.
Inviting designs and a variety of styles assures there is very little difference in the amount of physical modesty offered by a tan-through swimsuit.
The extra modesty provided by the top is a bonus to women who may want extra coverage for their midsection.
This can be useful for keeping attention off a less than firm tummy, but the style provides a touch of modesty as well.
If modesty isn't an issue and you have the confidence to wear one, very revealing thong swimsuits present another option in sexy swimwear.
If you're a young lady who loves to move around without worrying too much about modesty, board shorts and rash guards may be the best choice.
This is useful both for maintaining modesty and helping to keep bacteria at bay.
Kids' tankinis can be a great boon to parents and children alike, in that they maintain modesty while promoting ease of use and comfort.
A tankini can achieve both comfort and modesty, especially those that are designed to look like one-piece suits.
It is front-lined for modesty and its nylon/Spandex combination is quick-drying for even more comfort.
You might also opt for boy shorts or similar in lieu of bikini bottoms to create more modesty.
Despite this, many sundresses do manage to convey a sense of modesty.
Regardless of current fashion trends, it is fairly easy to find appropriate church suits and dresses for women that will meet both your budget and modesty requirements.
Many church-going women complain that it is difficult to find church attire that falls within the modesty range of the aforementioned categories.
The difficulty in wearing summer strapless styles is that summer items are usually manufactured in lighter colors and airy fabrics, which can aggravate modesty issues since these dresses necessitate special bras and undergarments.
Women have opted for things like knickers or tap pants to preserve modesty, but these days the more favored option is leggings in varying lengths or colors.
Leggings, like some of the psychedelic tights of the 1960s, can add extra verve to an already kicky dress, as well as preserve comfort and modesty.
It's uncommon to find cotton gauze summer dresses with linings, so if you find your dress is somewhat see-through, consider wearing a lightweight slip beneath it for more modesty.
It can also take a too-casual outfit to a level of modesty that's appropriate for work, so you can take your weekend attire and turn some of it into weekday options.
The tagline for Mika Rose is "reinventing modesty," and that definitely rings true in the trendy, yet conservative, pieces that they offer.
This way, you take what would normally be considered a revealing dress and use it to add a bit of modesty to your look.
There is a fine line between modesty and putting yourself down, and any man who says, "Oh, you probably wouldn't want to date someone like me..." is likely to have the woman agree with him.
These types of schools believe students should present themselves in moral and religious manners, and that includes modesty and appropriateness of clothing.
Church dresses may be sleeveless, but to maintain modesty within the church setting, a cardigan or lightweight sweater is an appropriate layer.
While pop stars such as Britney Spears have famously given a sexy interpretation to Catholic school uniforms, modesty is prized in a traditional academic setting.
Full body suits are great for squads that are concerned about modesty domce the midriff area is covered even while doing cheers.
Remember, the purpose of cheerleading bloomers is for modesty.
Designed for modesty, they allow you to cheer without worry that your skirt will reveal too much.
You can alter the straps to have a racerback style, and the contour cups give support and provide modesty.
Unless you actually want a peek-a-boo bra, chances are you want your daily bra to support your breasts but also maintain your modesty, especially at work.
Shelf bra camis were designed so that women could dress lightly and forego wearing a bra while still enjoying support and modesty.
A chemise is a great way to retain modesty while still expressing your femininity.
It wasn't comfortable, but it gave support and protected a woman's modesty and all-important reputation.
So ironically, despite the flack its older cousins the original thong and the bikini have gotten, the low rise thong actually encourages modesty and makes things a little bit easier on fashion.
Toss a vest on over your sheer bodysuit for modesty.
It must be modesty.
They believe that modesty and shame are socially imposed restrictions on the freedom of the naked body, and that eroticism is not a necessary condition of nakedness.
This is fine when there are just moves on the floor - but when you add high kicks, round offs, cartwheels, liberties...suddenly the demands of modesty become an issue.
For example, they have a tie-dyed short in pink and purple that has completely see-through mesh on either leg, with just a pouch in the front for modesty.
Body stockings in a flesh tone have been used by dancers and actors for decades to suggest nudity while protecting modesty.
Don't let modesty hold you back from keeping cool on those hot summer days -- and nights.
The voluminous style of women's nightgowns that are associated with so much romance today actually reflect the excessive modesty of the period.
Depending on her modesty and conservatism, what is thrilling apparel to one woman may be plain daily accouterments to another.
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