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Word: efface

Definition: rub out; remove the surface of


Sentences Containing 'efface'

``And one which will go far to efface the recollection of his father's conduct,''added the incorrigible marquise.
I will efface that blot on my father's character.
See how Heaven, by ways strange and hidden from our sight, has brought me face to face with my true husband; and well you know by dear-bought experience that death alone will be able to efface him from my memory.
Don Diego; "all I can tell thee is that I have seen him act the acts of the greatest madman in the world, and heard him make observations so sensible that they efface and undo all he does; do thou talk to him and feel the pulse of his wits, and as thou art shrewd, form the most reasonable conclusion thou canst as to his wisdom or folly; though, to tell the truth, I am more inclined to take him to be mad than sane."
I began one, 'How can I ever hope, my dear Agnes, to efface from your remembrance the disgusting impression'--there I didn't like it, and then I tore it up.

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