Origin of self-effacement
Examples from the Web for self-effacement
"I'm just a hack," he says, sincerely, although I believe his self-effacement doubles as a cover.
This will require patience and self-effacement from a man accustomed to dominating the economic-policy discussion.
Somehow, their self-effacement in his behalf touched him more keenly than anything else had done during this troubled period.The Pillar of Light|Louis Tracy
Altogether, his demands upon her were reasonable to the point of self-effacement.The Happy End|Joseph Hergesheimer
This Franciscan, despite his self-effacement, would perhaps prove of service to him.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
A sunny autumn morning is exercising its genial influence, and the courage of self-effacement awakens in her.A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)|Mrs. Sutherland Orr
She had produced the effect of shrinking from observation under some subtle shadow of self-effacement.The Butterfly House|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman