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Word Example of - efface

    Example Sentences for efface

    He met his failure with a certain dignity of bearing which all his awkwardness could not efface.

    The constant use of that paddle in the water, for fifteen days, did not efface the color.

    The child had already heard the step and sought to efface herself in the darkest corner.

    She had tried to get there before them to efface all traces of her deadly work.

    If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it.

    It was a long while before she was able to efface the traces of emotion.

    Cæsar thus endeavored to efface all recollections of the civil war.

    Do what he would, it was impossible to efface her image from his memory.

    I've told you enough of the situation here so that you can understand why it is necessary for him to efface me.

    “Time will efface your sorrow,” I said, in a voice meant to be sympathetic.

Word Origin & History of - efface

    Word Origin & History

    efface late 15c., from M.Fr. effacer, from O.Fr. esfacier, from es- "out" + face "appearance," from L. facies "face." Related: Effaced; effacing

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