This estimate of his "notes" was, as always, self-deprecatory; but there was no denying a great measure of truth to the statement.
He attempted a self-deprecatory smile which ended in an unpleasant grimace.
He smiled up at the Judge a self-deprecatory smile, as if to ask him not to mind his foolishness but to listen to his story.
He smiled out of his leaden eyes the ghost of his glittering, old, self-deprecatory smile.
And I knew even better than she, with her mother's self-deprecatory confidence on 'loyalty' in my ears!
Christopher Wray, in 1570, spoke for two hours in this self-deprecatory style.
Macpherson regarded us both with that self-deprecatory smile which had several times lighted up his face.