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War and Peace
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  • 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.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac

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