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Word: modicum

Definition: limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate


Sentences Containing 'modicum'

I kept another small loaf, and a modicum of cheese, on a particular shelf of a particular cupboard, to make my supper on when I came back at night.
It is mostly incorrectly used by European expatriates or Hong Kong and Mainlanders trying to integrate and assimilate into Singapore society, though with an ironic modicum of success, for example: When the context is given, "Kena" may be used without a verb, similar to the colloquial-English construction "I am/you're/he is going to get it."
Olmsted understood the need to offer presidents and their families a modicum of privacy balancing with the requirement for public views of the White House.
The group found a modicum of success playing the Mississippi club scene and began opening up for acts such as Rufus and Chaka Khan and Lou Rawls.
The proximity to Sochi, the "summer capital" of Russia, eventually revived its fortunes in the last quarter of the 20th century, when it achieved a modicum of popularity across the former Soviet Union, despite limited hotel capabilities and installations, and difficulty of access through narrow mountain passes.
There are also: the Pharmacy Museum, Collegium Modicum at Jagiellonian University, the Old Theatre Museum and the renowned Collegium Maius Museum of the Jagiellonian University, including the Palace of Bishop Erazm CioĊ‚ek (on Kanoniczna).

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