Mr. Kenby was subdued and self-effacing when they were about.
In these self-effacing flat-fishes we know with some precision what happens.
Morgan had just struck the bottom of the precipice in his wild, self-effacing dream.
Naturally humble and self-effacing, she had no ambition to shine socially.
The least troublesome, the most self-effacing, staidest girl of them all.