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 Meanings and Examples of EFFACE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
efface
 v.  rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing
Classic Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
1  "And one which will go far to efface the recollection of his father's conduct," added the incorrigible marquise.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi.
2  I will efface that blot on my father's character.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 78. We hear From Yanina.
3  Even to efface herself from the country means were required.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
4  The fresh beauty of the following morning did something to efface from our minds the grim and gray impression which had been left upon both of us by our first experience of Baskerville Hall.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
5  , nor the Napoleon, nor the return of the Bourbons, nor anything else had been able to efface the memory of this crowning.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—A CENTENARIAN ASPIRANT
6  Marius' enchantment, great as it was, could not efface from his mind other pre-occupations.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—TWO MEN IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
7  I had an obscure feeling that all was not over and that he would still commit some signal crime, which by its enormity should almost efface the recollection of the past.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
8  They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals and grow wings as ministering angels.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IV
9  In summer, when he joined them for a Sunday at Newport or Southampton, he was even more effaced and silent than in winter.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
10  The first thousand dollar cheque which Lily received with a blotted scrawl from Gus Trenor strengthened her self-confidence in the exact degree to which it effaced her debts.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
11  She no longer meant to destroy them: that intention had been effaced by the quick corrosion of Mrs. Peniston's words.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
12  Moreover she had not seen Trenor since the day of the Van Osburgh wedding, and in his continued absence the trace of Rosedale's words was soon effaced by other impressions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
13  Nor even down to so late a time as Cuvier's, were these or almost similar impressions effaced.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
14  Almost every night they were brought out; almost every night some pencil marks were effaced, and others were substituted.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
15  Secular and religious education had effaced the throat-grappling instinct, or else firm finance held in check the passions.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Example Sentence:
1  He handled the coin so many times to efface its date.
2  The lapse of year will never efface that scene of ruins from my memory.
3  Time and weather had long ago effaced the inscription on the monument.