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 Meanings and Examples of DEFACE
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 v.  mar or spoil appearance or surface; impair usefulness, value, or influence of
Classic Sentence:
1  The splendid armour of the combatants was now defaced with dust and blood, and gave way at every stroke of the sword and battle-axe.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
2  His armour bore all the marks of the late obstinate fray, being broken, defaced, and stained with blood in many places, and covered with clay and dust from the crest to the spur.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
3  At length they came back into the town; and, turning into an old public-house with a defaced sign-board, ordered some dinner by the kitchen fire.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
4  That gravel page upon which I might have read so much has been long ere this smudged by the rain and defaced by the clogs of curious peasants.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3. The Problem
5  She rummaged in a bureau, and presently she produced a photograph of a woman, shamefully defaced and mutilated with a knife.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
6  s signature, here and there defaced by fire, but legible to anyone.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
7  The wall-paper was defaced, in spots, by slops of beer and wine; or garnished with chalk memorandums, and long sums footed up, as if somebody had been practising arithmetic there.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
Example Sentence:
1  If you deface a library book, you will have to pay a hefty fine.
2  Thoughtless boys defaced the gate of the school with rude message in blue paint.