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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Modest
 
  Modest as a squash.
            —Anonymous
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  Modest and shy as a nun.
            —William Cullen Bryant
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  In her modesty, like a star among earthly lights.
            —Thomas Carlyle
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  Modest as the violet in dewy dell.
            —Francis A. Fahy
  4
  Modest as a maid a-christening.
            —Charles Macklin
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  Modest as justice.
            —William Shakespeare
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Modest as morning when she coldly eyes
The youthful Phœbus.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Modest as a dove.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Modest as a primrose.
            —Elizabeth S. P. Ward
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  Modest as a flower.
            —Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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