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  Modesty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modesty comprises a set of culturally or religiously determined values that relate to the presentation of the self to others.
Body modesty is the wish or requirement not to expose too much of the human body; this applies to the bare skin, but also to hair and to the display of undergarments, and especially to the intimate parts; it involves not only covering body parts, but also obscuring their shape.
Modesty is conditioned by religion, culture, occasion, and who is present; for example, a Finnish person who might happily take all one's clothes off in a mixed sauna would probably not want to walk down the street naked.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modesty   (1533 words)

Modesty is the virtue that recognises the rightful purpose of sex as something private, mysterious, and meant for the relationship between husband and wife.
Modesty and chivalry are the roots from which the virtues of chastity and fidelity grow, flourish and bear the fruits of marital faithfulness and family security.
Without modesty and chivalry, there is no inner moral foundation and so chastity and fidelity when faced with sexual temptation lose their cohesion and gradually decay.
www.belmonthouse.co.uk /modesty.htm   (372 words)

 What is modesty ?
Modesty is a double emotional movement which affects both the heart and the body.
Modesty indicate limits, and these limits testify to the proper integration of the taboos and interdicts which structure the being : modesty compells people to the rules.
Thus moral modesties could have envolved during throught the centuries with the representation of the sacred and supernatural powers : there is always a communication.
perso.orange.fr /martine.morenon/modesty1.htm   (1519 words)

 Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Modesty Blaise
Modesty Blaise was the star of a comic strip that was read by millions for almost four decades.
Modesty was created by British comics writer Peter O'Donnell, who, after scripting he-man adventure stories for the male audience and tender romance stories for women, decided he could make a go of adventure stories about a strong, resourceful woman.
Modesty's partner (in adventure only — not domestic or sexual) was Willie Garvin, streetwise and tough, whom she'd met during the Network days.
www.toonopedia.com /modesty.htm   (1031 words)

Modesty is a human characteristic which may alternately be viewed as a virtue or a weakness.
Modesty acts gently, but with no less perfection or care as one who may constantly announce their deeds.
Modesty may be obtained by adopting the mindset of Jesus Christ.
www.allaboutgod.com /modesty.htm   (1006 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Rediscovering Modesty from Within
The modesty most required for the basic health of society — dressing and comporting oneself in a manner that will not excite undue attention from the opposite sex —; has been discarded in modern Western societies, and its opposite flaunted.
Modesty, like peacefulness, though primarily a good of the soul, does not stop at the soul, but has an effect on all aspects of social life.
Modesty is an essential virtue not because the body or the passions are shameful in themselves.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=5865   (2270 words)

 Introduction to Modesty Blaise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She also knew that criminals were happy doing criminal things, especially things that made money, and the one thing that Modesty Blaise had in common with the men of the Louche gang was that she was just as hard and wanted money, just as much.
Though Willie and Modesty were indeed soulmates, being of one mind and sometimes one working body, they were never lovers, and perhaps that is the truest love of all; unencumbered by the jealousies and pettiness that come from the insecurity of lovers.
Modesty Blaise had left it behind, trusting that those she left in that world had learned something from her own way of controlling such an organization as The Network.
www.cs.umu.se /~kenth/Modesty/mbintro.html   (1288 words)

 Boundless: Modesty Revisited
Her modesty was the key to what would bring them together and develop a profound intimacy.
Modesty, on the other hand, invites and protects the evocation of re al love.
It is characteristic of modern society that everyone wants the other guy to be nice t o him without having to change his own behavior, whether it's the feminists blaming the men, the men blaming the feminists, or young people blaming their role models.
www.boundless.org /2000/features/a0000413.html   (2509 words)

Modesty in dress is about turning oneself out with consideration for occasion, taste, and economy.
Modesty was for fuddy-duddies, and even though the style wasn’t revealing, it challenged the existing culture of dress.
Modesty in dress is a matter of choice, but it can also be mandated by secular or religious law — or even by mothers of teenage girls.
www.incharacter.org /article.php?article=57   (3060 words)

 The Virtue of Modesty
Modesty is inherently attractive because it invites one to examine the quiet depth of what is there.
Modesty is the virtue that presents goodness in its proper color: one of elegance rather than affluence, economy rather than extravagance, naturalness rather than ostentation.
Modesty is the virtue that allows one to focus on what is good without being distracted by irrelevant superficialities.
catholiceducation.org /articles/religion/re0283.html   (1009 words)

 Let's bring back modesty of dress!
Father John Hardon, S.J., defined modesty as follows: "The virtue that moderates all the internal and external movements and appearance of a person according to his or her endowments, possessions, and station of life.
Finally, modesty in dress and general behavior is governed by the principle of not offending others and not being an occasion of sin for others.
It encourages patience and modesty in loving relationships; it requires that the conditions for the definitive giving and commitment of man and woman to one another be fulfilled.
www.tldm.org /news6/modesty3.htm   (1961 words)

 Modesty; Proper Christian Attire - by Bill Mosley
Modesty, decency, virtue, chastity, wholesome, proper, etc. are terms that have been used by parents for centuries as they attempted to teach their children moral excellence.
And once again the church has picked up on the standard set by the world and are busy defending their position on action and appearance not only in the world but also at worship services.
Outside of marriage the eighteenth chapter of Leviticus explains the rule of modesty to be followed by the closest of relatives and the nearest of friends.
www.tbaptist.com /aab/modesty.htm   (1389 words)

Modesty, like continence, humility, and meekness, is annexed to the cardinal virtue Temperance (Wisdom 8:7) and has the reining in of human passions as its goal.
Modesty aims to conform the exterior of man -- his clothing, way of talking, his bearing -- to the interior sense of humility that all Christians should have.
Though modesty is important for all people, I direct this page mostly to my sisters because it is our modesty that is most under assault in modern culture and it is the effects of our immodesty that are most culturally powerful.
www.fisheaters.com /modesty.html   (4032 words)

 Hillsdale College
Her book, A Return to Modesty, was published by The Free Press in 1999, and last year was reissued in paperback by Touchstone Books in an edition that includes questions for classroom use.
Since the 1960s, when our cultural arbiters deemed this age-old virtue a “hang-up,” men have grown to expect women to be casual about sex, and women for their part don’t feel they have the right to say “no.” This has brought us all more misery than joy.
It is characteristic of modern society that everyone wants the other guy to be nice to him without having to change his own behavior, whether it’s the feminists blaming the men, the men blaming the feminists, or young people blaming their role models.
www.hillsdale.edu /imprimis/2001/march/default.htm   (2448 words)

 Amazon.com: Modesty Blaise: Books: Peter O'Donnell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
And we are introduced to Modesty's penthouse apartment overlooking Hyde Park in London and Willie's pub The Treadmill on the bank of the Thames near Maidenhead.
Modesty can hold her head high in the world of superwomen who break rules when necessary for the greater good.
Modesty Blaise is a former refugee and survivor of the terrible disruptions caused by the war, and as a child drifted across Eastern Europe and the Middle East in the company of an old professor.
www.amazon.com /Modesty-Blaise-Peter-ODonnell/dp/0892960906   (2017 words)

 girl talk: Modesty
Modesty is important because of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Modesty is humility expressed in dress, a desire to serve others, neither promoting nor provoking sensuality or lust.
Now that we’ve established that modesty begins in the heart, it’s time to consider what it means for our wardrobe.
girltalk.blogs.com /girltalk/modesty/index.html   (5168 words)

 Modesty Matters -- Pam Hardy
I guess the first one is that, when you teach about modesty, basically what you are doing is inviting every person that hears you to scrutinize your wardrobe for the next 20 years.
Modesty can be expressed in many ways but it is primarily expressed by how we dress.
It is just awful, and modesty issues aside, just from a practical standpoint, believe me they should not dress like that—it begins to make you wonder if they have mirrors at their house.
www.biblebb.com /files/ModestyMatters.htm   (10334 words)

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Most guys wear long shirts, or slip on a pair of basketball shorts underneath their pants so that you have two pairs of shorts hiked up instead of one, so modesty is very rarely the real issue.
Modesty is focused on clothing, where purity is more of a mindset.
Though this is a needed topic, if it’s not balanced teens may leave with an idea of how to fill their closet with appropriate clothes, but miss the opportunity to have a real dialogue about modesty of the heart.
www.cbn.com /family/parenting/Eller_Guys-Modesty-July06.aspx   (959 words)

 Modesty, an Insight from Yom Kippur
When asked how she merited that her children reached such an exalted status, she said it was because she dressed with great modesty even in the private quarters of her house where nobody saw her.
Modesty consists in striving to direct all of those activities for the happiness of the wedding couple, not for oneself.
Such modesty, such self-control, such refinement of spirit, could only be imparted to her sons by a woman who herself possessed those qualities---only a model of modesty such as Bas Kimchis.
www.jewishmag.com /36MAG/kippur/kippur.htm   (1120 words)

 Modesty Blaise (1966)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Plot Summary: Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her...
Goofs: Revealing mistakes: Modesty's body double in the knife fight scene between her, Willy and the two villains is obviously much bulkier and taller than she is. (more)
Modesty Blaise is total fun and total filmatic glamour in all it's technicolour radiance.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0060708   (358 words)

 Catholic Church on Modesty
Superioresses and teachers in schools for girls must do their utmost to instill love of modesty in the hearts of maidens confided to their care and urge them to dress modestly.
It is desirable that pious organizations of women be founded, which by their counsel, example and propaganda should combat the wearing of apparel unsuited to Christian modesty, and should promote purity of customs and modesty of dress.
In the pious associations of women those who dress immodestly should not be admitted to membership; but if, perchance, they are received, and after having been admitted, fall again into their error, they should be dismissed forthwith.
www.catholicmodesty.com /Popesonmodesty.html   (725 words)

 Amazon.com: A RETURN TO MODESTY: Discovering the Lost Virtue: Books: Wendy Shalit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In her thoughtful three-part essay, the author reveals an impressive reading list as she probes the cultural history of sexual modesty for women and considers whether this virtue may be beneficial in today's world--if not an antidote to misogyny.
Modesty in behavior and dress is not something to be ridiculed.
Wendy Shalit argues that modesty is a natural virtue that protects women from being treated as sex objects by men and therefore leading to a loss of their dignity.
www.amazon.com /RETURN-MODESTY-Discovering-Lost-Virtue/dp/0684863170   (1985 words)

 Solo Femininity: Modesty in a Hypersexual World
Modesty was also the topic of discussion for our most recent single women's discipleship group.
We had listened to an audio CD on this topic by C.J. Mahaney, "The Soul of Modesty," in which he says: "The woman who loves the Savior avoids immodesty because she doesn't ever want to reflect poorly on the gospel.
You have no idea how sweet and challenging it is when I see a woman who has decided not to flaunt her body—like the culture shouts for her to do—but rather she has decided that serving the Lord and her brothers is more important.
solofemininity.blogs.com /posts/2006/01/modesty_in_a_hy.html   (3743 words)

 Index Living Modesty
On almost every commercial advertisement, whether it be on a billboard, television, or in a magazine, and regardless if the advertised product is food, clothing, perfume, or automobiles, the allurement is not the product itself, but men and women who are dressed immodestly.
The subject of modesty is definitively addressed in the New Testament.
The New Testament is authoritative, which authority has not diminished with the passing of the centuries.
www.albatrus.org /english/living/modesty/index_living_modesty.htm   (883 words)

 Women's Ministry: Revive Our Hearts: Topics: Modesty / Sexual Purity
The first time Revive Our Hearts aired a radio series on modesty, Nancy wondered how it would be received—she knew it was a countercultural message, even in the church.
Modesty is more than the length of your skirt or the cut of your blouse.
I must confess I was convicted because as a Christian woman I was not presenting myself modestly.
www.reviveourhearts.com /topics/modesty.php   (571 words)

 Amazon.fr : My Name Is Modesty: DVD: Scott Spiegel,Alexandra Staden,Raymond Cruz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As for the current story, Modesty is apparently the casino owner's right-hand man, but without any indication of how or why she got this position.
For those true Modesty Blaise fans who've waited almost 40 years for the definitive screen version, the wait continues because this is not it, though it's definitely a step up from Losey's travesty.
Alexandra Staden, who play's Modesty is obviously an accomplished actress as displayed in her subtle verbal exchanges with the heavies, but she is extremely white and so is not entirely believable as someone who has wandered the Middle-East and North Africa for a decade.
www.amazon.fr /My-Name-Modesty-Scott-Spiegel/dp/B0001FAI8S   (1193 words)

 Modesty Blaise film movie trailer review at The Z Review
The screenplay begins with Modesty as a refugee child and moves on to to when she is (say) seventeen, working in a Tangier casino owned by the Louche gang, and thwarts a takeover by a rival gang.
The film, My Name is Modesty, was based on the exploits of the comic-book character Modesty Blaise.
The screenplay begins with Modesty as a refugee child and moves on to to when she is (say) seventeen, working in aTangier casino owned by the Louche gang, and thwarts a takeover by a rival gang.
www.thezreview.co.uk /comingsoon/m/modestyblaise.htm   (1124 words)

You must return your country and the world to a disciplined life of modesty in the hearts of women, chastity, and a firm family foundation among mankind.
In your world and a polluted mankind, a fallen generation, little children cannot retain their innocence of heart; little children cannot retain their modesty and purity of intention; little children are being educated in filth, corruption, and the breaking of the Commandments of your God.
Modesty and chastity—an example for all mankind, my children.
www.tldm.org /directives/d128.htm   (1871 words)

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