By GRÉGOIRE BOUILLIER
Reviewed by CAROLINE WEBER With self-effacing humor, Grégoire Bouillier describes his amorous obsessions.
His voice grew louder as he recalled the bloody suppression and aftermath of the protests. I became nervous. Yu, a short, thickset man with bulging eyes, could easily pass unnoticed in a crowd of Chinese peasants and workers, but he does not exactly strive for self-effacement.
"Whatever advances American manufacturing has made in the last 30 to 40 years," Drucker said, "we owe to Joe Juran and to his untiring, steady, patient, self-effacing work."
Chest-beating is commonly used to illustrate that the subject is displaying
dominant or aggressive behavior by comparing them.
am・or・ist ━━ n. 好色家; 恋愛文学作家.
am・o・rous・ly ━━ ad.
am・o・rous・ness ━━ n.
thickset Hide phonetics
describes a person, especially a man, whose body is wide across the shoulders and chest and who is short; stocky:
A thickset young man appeared in the doorway.
self-effacing Hide phonetics
adjective ━━ a. 控えめな.
not making yourself noticeable; not trying to get the attention of other people; modest:
The captain was typically self-effacing when questioned about the team's successes, giving credit to the other players.
efface (REMOVE) Hide phonetics
verb [T] FORMAL
to remove something intentionally:
The whole country had tried to efface the memory of the old dictatorship.
efface yourself (MODEST) verb [R] FORMAL
to behave in a modest way and treat as unimportant the good things that you have achieved, often because you lack confidence