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used in The Fountainhead

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modest and reluctant to draw attention to yourself
  • But he knew that she was enormously aware of him in her silent, self-effacing way.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (22% in)
  • 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.
    1.3 — Part 1 Chapter 3 (68% in)

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