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"You just self-deprecated yourself right out of a job."
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"Are you decent?"
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"In a way, I AM kind of famous. But you've probably never heard of me unless you happen to travel in actuarial circles."
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"You might say I'm middle-of-the-road. I'd buy a fur coat but I wouldn't buy a Japanese fur coat."
Tags:moderate, women, woman, gossip, gossiping, chat, chatting, middle-of-the-road, avoids extremes, avoids extremism, fur coat, lavish, lavish lifestyle, balanced, compromising, shopping, shoppers, shopper, shopaholic, frequent shopper, careful shopper, smart shopping, smart shopper, cautious, conservative, disciplined, eve, impartial, reasonable, modest, neutral, not excessive
"Shucks, ma'am, that's what neighbors are for!"
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"Nice little touch of humility!"
"It's not that important, Mamma. It's more like I got promoted to be Mr. Feinschreiber's assistant in the shipping department."
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"I went to a school is Boston."
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America's Most Down-to-Earth Superhero: Self-Effacing Man
'...and like most kids with a chemistry set, I just mixed a little of this and a little of that, so the result was truly a surprise.'
'I can't take all the credit... I used spell-check.'
'Now no false modesty, Bill. For your work you deserve a lollipop.'
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'I think I'm getting the hang of it now!'
'I'm gifted but I hide it well.'
"Pastor, may we share a message with you about humility?"
'If I may say so, business is booming.'
"Ready now, Miss Henderson."
"Oh, this old thing?"
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Victorian summer. Sunburnt shins.
Tags:victorian values, victorian morals, 19th century, nineteenth century, historian, historians, dress code, dress codes, modest, moral, morals, morality, swimming costume, swimming costumes, sunburn, sunburns, modesty, fashion, clothes, style, swimwear, swimming, suntan, suntans, sunburnt, health, beauty, clothes, doctor, health warning
"I'm used to having a pussycat doctor."
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"Not to blow my own horn, but the ad for my book in the 'Times' called it 'extraordinary'."
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'Oh, don't be so modest.'
"Aww, shucks! All this for li'l ol' me?!"
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