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  • 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.

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  • Although she is shy and self-effacing, she is fiercely competitive.
  • Finnick’s real charms of self-effacing humor and an easygoing nature are on display for the first time.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay

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