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self-effacing
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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modest and reluctant to draw attention to yourself
  • Never had this woman, who was such a fateful influence in his life, aroused such love in his breast, such new and unknown feeling, surprising even to himself, a feeling tender to devoutness, to self-effacement before her!
    Book 8 — Mitya (60% in)

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