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  • n  shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor
  • n  withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous

  • To give so much clout to a man with presidential ambitions of his own would seem to be an act of singular self-effacement on the part of Ford.
  • After a lifetime of self-effacement, a lifetime in which his every clumsy word has driven Jeannie into deeper resentment, we wonder if finally he will find the gumption to break .
  • But don't expect that to spook Sarkozy into a reaction of modesty and self-effacement just yet.

  • Adam Sessler in Baltimore Sun
    If he has enough self-effacement to poke fun at that notion of celebrity, I think you could have something very clever,Sessler said. "I just don't know if anybody is comfortable going in that direction with a brand name as wholesome as...
  • Ben Gazzara in CNN International
    In my career, it helps to have some kind of genius. I've got it but it happens to be in the person of my brother Roy who runs the company, the whole works, at home and abroad. He has a talent for self-effacement which isn't going to do him a bit of... Walt Disney http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH9ZMXr2mpllLofiBh-SNls1LTUSQ MousePlanet http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.mouseplanet.com/8986/Walts_Wonderful_World_of_Awards&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE2CkSAXkKEegnAAg1amIozYTiwfQ Sep 30, 2009 31719 40881 effacement I don't want to mimic him. I want to be him," Gazzara says. "I had to find the inside to the man. His sweetness. His self-effacement. His generosity of spirit. It's interesting how many people tell me how much I look like him up on stage....

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