Thesaurus / self-effacement

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Somehow, their self-effacement in his behalf touched him more keenly than anything else had done during this troubled period.

Altogether, his demands upon her were reasonable to the point of self-effacement.

The Happy EndJoseph Hergesheimer

This Franciscan, despite his self-effacement, would perhaps prove of service to him.

A sunny autumn morning is exercising its genial influence, and the courage of self-effacement awakens in her.

She had produced the effect of shrinking from observation under some subtle shadow of self-effacement.

The Butterfly HouseMary E. Wilkins Freeman

Most of us have known parties or expeditions full of this seething fuss of self-effacement.

A Chesterton CalendarG. K. Chesterton

Nothing is more difficult than self-effacement even in the service of God.

Some think that Boswell, in his Life of Johnson, did not sufficiently realize his duty of self-effacement.

Life of JohnsonJames Boswell

"Just happened to think of it," said Mr. Cassidy, with a coy gesture of self-effacement.

The work of the missionary from beginning to end is one of self-sacrifice and self-effacement.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.