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.
You are so modest, so self-effacing, you do not know your worth.
He became almost too quiet and self-effacing for a young man.
She faded on toward the self-effacing blank he had first known.
In company he was self-effacing; in a crowd he was entirely lost, if you know what I mean.
He was quiet and self-effacing, also he was decent and he was kindly.