He now felt ashamed of his speech with its constitutional tendency and sought an opportunity of effacing it.
Where, how, and when had this young countess, educated by an emigree French governess, imbibed from the Russian air she breathed that spirit and obtained that manner which the pas de chale * would, one would have supposed, long ago have effaced?
* I did not mean anything, I was only joking," he said, smiling shyly and trying to efface his offense.
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She always effaces herself when she is with him.
Your dear thoughts have now effaced That beauty that so won me at the outset.