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self-effacing
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The Fountainhead
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  • But he knew that she was enormously aware of him in her silent, self-effacing way.
  • 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.

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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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