(n.) A little; a small quantity; a measured simply.
(1) We all knew from the beginning that Little Mix would be in with a shout for the final rounds, because they were young and possessed of more than a modicum of talent and so no one … old … no matter how talented, would pop their bubble.
(2) But I also hope I do so with a modicum of self-knowledge.
(3) I have to read so much rubbish here that I'm impressed with any missive that shows even a modicum of intelligence.
(4) The early suffrage movement wanted to protect women as well as give them a modicum of power.
(5) In reality, the only harm that could ever come the way of these pseudonymous CIA agents would be in the form of more lawsuits from victims, given that the Justice Department gave up trying to prosecute any of them, and the White House gave up on even a modicum of accountability a while ago.
(6) The findings do support other cross-cultural studies, which have found only a modicum of shared variance between test anxiety and grades.
(7) It was unclear whether government officials had changed their minds or whether the police moves were an attempt to show the government could exert a modicum of control over the capital after the chaos of recent days.
(8) Further, the data reveal that the training led to CPNs extending their role in a variety of other ways even though they received only a modicum of support from colleagues within their own health authorities.
(9) Does he get at least a modicum of enjoyment out of the show’s production troubles?
(10) The same species were detected from lungs and peribronchial lymph nodes of calves, together with A. laidlawii, A. modicum and M. bovirhinis species.
(11) Linked with a self-deprecating acknowledgement that our own fallibility and imperfection is likely to be exposed, we at least introduce a modicum of suspicion to our consumption of dominant media and political narratives.
(12) Just like Sphero, BB-8 charges via induction in a Star Wars-branded cradle, is controlled via Bluetooth from an iPhone or Android smartphone and has a modicum of intelligence to sense its environment through bump mapping, similar to robot vacuums from iRobot and others.
(13) However, primary care physicians can perform a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions with a minimum of technology and a modicum of patience and understanding.
(14) Had the film-makers possessed a modicum of wit, though, they'd have marshalled some adorable woodland creatures to help her scrub the plates with their fluffy bottoms.
(15) He tends to reserve the trademark sneer, loaded first question and presumption of guilt for members of parliament and ministers – even those who, truth be told, wield only the most modest modicum of influence.
(16) Total glycolipid fractions and the aqueous phenol fractions (lipopolysaccharides) from the membranes of Acholeplasma laidlawii, A. modicum, A. axanthum, and Mycoplasma neurolyticum exhibited significant antigenic activity.
(17) And he appeared to question the idea that there was more to the job, as long as you had completed a modicum of training, than just turning up and running.
(18) Furthermore, blebbed colonies plaquing with a new virus specific to A. modicum.
(19) Alvaro Negredo, a second-half substitute, rescued a modicum of pride with a classy left-foot strike after 80 minutes but the late flurry, after Jérôme Boateng had been sent off for bringing down Yaya Touré, was a deception.
(20) But in his confessional mode, Hawthorne needed a modicum of disguise.
(n.) A particle; a minute part; a jot; an iota.
(1) Others will point out that this is a case of pot calling kettle black as Wolff is himself a famous peddler of tittle-tattle – the aggregator website that he cofounded, Newser, even has a section called "Gossip".
(2) 11.21pm GMT Tweets Jeremiah Tittle (@WWWJT) @LengelDavid @Paolo_Bandini @HunterFelt @GdnUSsports remove the wooden beam from your own eye before you remove the speck from the umpires'.
(3) Barry Glendenning juggles a ball and transfer tittle-tattle as he prepares to sit in the Big D-Day Chair.
(4) Salmond's spokesman said last night that the leaks were "diplomatic tittle tattle", but "vindicated" the Scottish government's position.
(5) We all enjoy a bit of gossip, it's hard to look away from kiss'n'tells or tittle-tattle whether it's about a doped-up soap star or Murdoch himself.
(6) "I'm not too disappointed that tittle tattle has stopped," he says.
(7) He said there was "too much trivialisation" and "tittle tattle" in the UK press.
(8) If Fleet Street had dutifully awaited the official release of the data, as the likes of Sir Stuart once said it should, the big story would have been the blush-worthy tittle-tattle of grocery claims instead of the incomparably more serious issue of the dodgy property deals.
(9) Cameron called it "tittle-tattle and rumour – utterly pathetic!".
(10) I think it would have been appropriate and right and respectful of people’s feelings to have done so.” There was further confusion after a Twitter account claiming to be the official Jeremy Corbyn campaign, with a verified blue tick, dismissed the row as “tittle-tattle”.
(11) His Eye sets its sights at genuine corruption or hypocrisy or mendacity, rather than offering tittle-tattle.
(12) In the public perception this ephemeral tittle-tattle replaced her timeless talent.
(13) On the other hand, there is also no doubt that there is no genuine public-interest justification for publishing tittle-tattle.
(14) White assiduously avoided clearing up the tittle-tattle, until eventually birth, marriage and divorce certificates were slightly churlishly unearthed by journalists.
(15) With an insouciance bordering on arrogance, Mrs Foster dismissed critics, saying she could not expect as minister to know every “jot and tittle” of the unsound scheme.
(16) I haven't read every word, every jot and every tittle, but I do know that it has been argued that, as far as a president is concerned, that in wartime, a president does have certain extraordinary powers which would make acts that would otherwise be unlawful, lawful if undertaken for the purpose of preserving the nation and the constitution, which is essential for the rights we're all talking about.
(17) And while I didn't write tittle-tattle dreaming of Pulitzers, I never knew I'd fear a Booker Prize nomination instead.
(18) I’m not interested in all the tittle‑tattle ... we all have to remember that he is a truly gifted player.” United were eighth when Cantona strode in and were finding goals hard to come by.
(19) The sum total, he said, was "gossip, conjecture, unpleasant tittle-tattle and dollops of nostalgia".
(20) Leading the charge of this year’s batch of tittle-tattle is that the 3.5mm headphone jack is being ditched for the iPhone 7 .