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1       adj   A modest house or other building is not large or expensive.  
...the modest home of a family who lived off the land..., A one-night stay in a modest hotel costs around £35.     
2       adj   You use modest to describe something such as an amount, rate, or improvement which is fairly small.  
Swiss unemployment rose to the still modest rate of 0.7%..., The democratic reforms have been modest...     
  modestly      adv   ADV after v, ADV adj/-ed/adv  
Britain's balance of payments improved modestly last month.     
3       adj   If you say that someone is modest, you approve of them because they do not talk much about their abilities or achievements.,   (approval)    He's modest, as well as being a great player...     
  modestly      adv   ADV with v  
`You really must be very good at what you do.'—`I suppose I am,' Kate said modestly.     
4       adj   You can describe a woman as modest when she avoids doing or wearing anything that might cause men to have sexual feelings towards her. You can also describe her clothes or behaviour as modest.  
Asian women are more modest and shy, yet they tend to have an inner force...     
  modestly      adv   ADV with v, ADV adj/adv  
She sat down cautiously on the red canvas cushions, knees modestly together.     
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term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
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