He wondered, with a fresh burst of self-effacement, what people would say about it.
And, with her faculty for self-effacement, he knew she would not be unhappy.
She had learnt the art of self-effacement to the point of showing no trace of being there at all.
Her attitude toward him was perpetually one of self-effacement.
Did it dimly occur to him that the principle of this reserve was self-control and not self-effacement?
Altogether, his demands upon her were reasonable to the point of self-effacement.
Perhaps he had carried his principle of self-effacement too far.
Seclusion and self-effacement have hardly been synonymous with my euphonious name!
Yet we must admit that this self-effacement had become a hindrance to their work.
"Just happened to think of it," said Mr. Cassidy, with a coy gesture of self-effacement.