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The Age of Innocence
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  • His one terror was to do anything which might efface the sound and impression of her words; his one thought, that he should never again feel quite alone.
  • In THEIR day, the elder ladies agreed, the wife of a man who had done anything disgraceful in business had only one idea: to efface herself, to disappear with him.

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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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