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Definition a small amount
  • We expect at least a modicum of eccentricity in our artists.
modicum = small amount
  • I must've had some modicum of talent, because I kept getting hired, but I wore my shirt and tie like an imposter.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • modicum = small amount
  • It takes a modicum of thinking, but within an hour or so, I invent a great (I think) excuse.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • modicum = a small amount
  • A man with a modicum of intelligence would have seen that those racketeers meant no good.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • modicum = a small amount
  • Indeed, with just a modicum of logic, one could achieve very amusing results from the dogma or infinite space and time— to wit: nothing.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • I wish, Dear Diary, I could summon even a modicum of sympathy for my dear John, but reason does not allow me such luxury.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • As a result of such apathy, the countryside had maintained more than a modicum of autonomy and freedom.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • But maybe, with time, we might have been able to build up some modicum of mutual trust... But to stand there and deny it?
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • Cedric clears his throat, recovering a modicum of poise.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Her modicum of strength had been exhausted, and she was unable even to move from her position.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • In her view, people, even if they had behaved deplorably in life, deserved a modicum of dignity in death.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Eragon chose his response with care to avoid offending her and to provide a modicum of comfort.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • A teacher should display at least a modicum of interest in his own lessons.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • If I thought there was one modicum of sense in what you are saying I might bother to engage with you in this discussion.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • And, with a modicum of luck, no one will know.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • After having taken a very small modicum of the welcome refreshment, he had seated himself in a corner with his usual imperturbable gravity.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • They communicated to each other that modicum of light which they possessed.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • ADMONISHMENTS Once a modicum of strength returned to him, Eragon staggered out of the alley, skirting the dead monsters.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Julie led him to one of several at the far end, where he would have at least a modicum of privacy.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • Maybe Shay had gained a modicum of respect through his miracles.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart

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