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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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Before one can decide whether modesty or being covered up is the goal of the burkini, it is important to remember that it has a tendentious history.
Mazlan previously confirmed the case was being investigated under Section 509 of the Penal Code for words or gestures intended to insult the modesty of the person and Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955 for insulting behaviour.
Spokesman said that they will inspect the size and modesty of the festive table, but did not specify how.
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:
Modesty, it is one of those topics we have discussed at one time or another we all heard a preacher or youth pastor talk about it.
In fact, the most powerful answer to fanaticism is modesty. Modesty is an epistemology directly opposed to the conspiracy mongering mindset.
Angelou on modesty and women's success, (https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/06/why-maya-angelou-didnt-believe-in-modesty/371965/) from a 2008 interview:
Summary: Suspect breached waitress' modesty, molested her while she was returning home after midnight
Their religious and cultural beliefs and practices about modesty influence their behaviors and responses to healthcare providers.
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." Machnouk's words came yesterday Sunday as he was honored by the Lebanese Work Council in Abu Dhabi during a dinner banquet in presence of MPs Nadim Gemayel and Yassin Jaber, head of said council and others.