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  • "I wouldn't ever have it said that I stood in the way of a poor girl like Mattie marrying a smart fellow like Denis Eady," Zeena answered in a tone of plaintive self-effacement.

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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