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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "I will efface myself!" he said, in a rush of almost hysterical ecstasy.
  • Karamazov, who had been frantically jealous of every one, collapsed, so to speak, and effaced himself at once before this first lover.
  • But my answer to that is, that, if he was planning such a murder in accordance with his letter, he certainly would not have quarreled even with a shopman, and probably would not have gone into the tavern at all, because a person plotting such a crime seeks quiet and retirement, seeks to efface himself, to avoid being seen and heard, and that not from calculation, but from instinct.

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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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