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Two priests self-effacingly call it "really an honor for the parishes.
Griffin self-effacingly recited from memory the homely poem many may remember from grade school: "Little Bateese," by the Montreal patois poet William Henry Drummond.
Much is made of the musical influences of the ``almost UCLA alum,'' from classical (he jokingly and self-effacingly made a number of references Friday on how his work pales next to that of great composers like Shostakovich) to music of the South (where he spent some time while growing up) to pop, rock and, of course, movie scores (having grown up in a family of film composers).
The rhythm section players recede to the point of near subliminality in places, anchoring the music so well and yet so self-effacingly that you take them for granted until you are drawn up short by a particularly tasty drum lick or piano filligree.
Though fully aware of the impossibility of drawing a comparison between us," he writes, self-effacingly, "I envied Dostoevsky .
The study is comprised of nine essays, which Professor Berman himself describes, too self-effacingly, as loosely inter-related by this general history-of-ideas approach.
Sedaris comes off charming and self-effacingly lightweight, and occasionally he'll backhand home a winner.
While he says self-effacingly that the closest he ever got to his original field of interest "was when CalPERS started buying shopping centers and office buildings," he has been a lead architect in changing the foundations and structure of corporate governance.
We're basically just ditch-diggers with college educations," says Guy Fugal self-effacingly, of Niels Fugal Sons Company, the construction company he runs jointly with his brother Dan.
Baby boomers are not going any more self-effacingly into that good night than they've gone through their allotted portion of sunshine.
Thus Harris self-effacingly clears away the encrustations of ideology that distorted or undermined Hegel's influence in the nineteenth century, and the contemporary biases that lead to piecemeal commentaries and salvagings of Hegel in the present day, and opens a window through which Hegel's thought can appear with perhaps less distortion than at any previous time.