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  • But he knew that she was enormously aware of him in her silent, self-effacing way.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had had an astute business manager, a mild, self-effacing little man of iron who, in the days of his glory, faced quietly the storms of Cameron's temper and brought him clients; Cameron insulted the clients, but the little man made them accept it and come back.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • She always effaces herself when she is with him.

  • Finnick`s real charms of self-effacing humor and an easygoing nature are on display for the first time.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay)

  • Nor could they efface the images that lingered in Pedro and Tita`s minds, marking them forever.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate

  • I will efface that blot on my father`s character.
    Alexander Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

  • The tone of her prose, tender and effacing, is colored by the devotion of one who has dedicated her life to another`s art.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
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