In 1802 he married Mary Hutchinson, who had been one of his childish schoolmates, a woman of a spirit as fine as that of his sister, whom she now joined without a thought of jealousy in a life of self-effacing
devotion to the poet.
It was his family's self-effacing
choice to bury him there among ordinary people for whose sake he sacrificed his life.
And surely the self-effacing
charm is a key element of his success.
CAN we have a whip-round to buy a jumper for that shy, self-effacing
wee lamb Scout Willis?
Post your own semi-snarky, self-effacing
video on your own website and leave Kickstarter for the little guys.
I know the 24-year-old has a lovely pregnant girlfriend and I'm an old mare a few furlongs short of the full course, but who can resist the self-effacing
charms of the lad who went from zero to hero in the space of nine minutes?
Nay in the last 600 years whoever in religious or secular domains has ever fallen a victim to a self-inflicted, self-effacing
martyr's sword to die (fade out from public gaze) without dying, only to joyfully endure unending pangs of a living martyrdom?
I would imagine he adds and injects droll and self-effacing
humour into many other lives with the dry wit of his Saturday column.
Stanley was a slightly shy, self-effacing
family man, but nevertheless a man's man and most definitely a soldier's soldier.
sarah millican: chatterbox live c4 9pm The self-effacing
comic, who draws her material from her own life - no matter how tragic - casts a funny light on being single in this stand-up show from last year.
Beautiful yet self-effacing
, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships.
They are renowned (although it is undoubtedly more fiction than fact) for being proud, stubborn, argumentative, blunt, self-effacing
and more rough and ready around the edges than is traditionally the norm.