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self-effacing
used in Washington Square

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modest and reluctant to draw attention to yourself
  • If she had been told she was in love, she would have been a good deal surprised; for she had an idea that love was an eager and exacting passion, and her own heart was filled in these days with the impulse of self-effacement and sacrifice.
    Chapter 8 (12% in)

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