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Modesty

See also Chastity, Humility.
Bell, Laura
reserved, demure character. [Br. Lit.: Pendennis]
Bianca
gentle, unassuming sister of Kate. [Br. Lit.: The Taming of the Shrew]
fig leaves
used to cover Adam and Eve’s nakedness. [O.T.: Genesis 3:7]
pearl
emblem of discreet shyness. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 69]
sweet violet
indicates a modest temperament. [Flower Symbol-ism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
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The Qur'an urges the believing men and women to lower their gaze and guard their modesty and then urges the believing women to extend their head covers to cover the neck and the bosom:
Dressed in this modest apparel, you may even dress modestly but want others to notice your modesty something that is actually immodest.
Dubai: A porter has been accused of breaching a waitress's modesty and molesting her when he hugged her and told her that he loves her and wants to marry her.
Given this diversity of background, as well as the inevitable variations in religious orthodoxy, nurses can expect to observe variations in how Muslim women practice modesty.
The trait of modesty has received significant philosophical attention in recent years.
NNA - Interior and Municipalities Minister Nouhad Machnouk explained that Lebanon "is in dire need for a rescuing road map based on the return to Constitution, via electing a president for the country as an initial step, forming a government prone to monitor the approval on a modern electoral ensuring a fair representation of the oppositionists, political forces and independent figures in Parliament and in state institutions, and carrying out thereafter the parliamentary elections that will thereby ensure the outcome of a new political elite on the basis of modesty.
The studio are looking for a girl aged eight to 12 to play Modesty opposite male lead Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.
RAWALPINDI -- Modesty day was observed on February 14 on the eve of Valentine day on the appeal of Sunni Tehrik chief Mohammad Sarwat Ejaz Qadri all over the country.
So Lewis suggests that "online modesty discourse can indeed be regarded as a new form of religious discourse in which women are achieving recognition as religious interpreters and intermediaries (7).
The pair, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, appear on the front of Aquostic (Stripped Bare) with only a pair of guitars to protect their modesty after drafting in singerturned-photographer Bryan Adams to take the picture.
Thais hold modesty in personal dress in high regard .
Based on the victim's complaint, we have registered a case against Bera under Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to outrage the modesty of a woman) and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC," officer- in- charge of the Kotwali police station, Arvind Sinha said.