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used in The Mill on the Floss

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remove completely from recognition or memory — sometimes by erasing


to make oneself inconspicuous or unimportant
  • But he presently went into his father's room, and the sight there touched him in a way that effaced the slighter impressions of the previous hour.
    3.2 -- Book 3 Chapter 2 -- Mrs. Tulliver's Teraphim, or Household Gods (98% in)
  • This idea became stronger as she felt more and more certain that she knew the road quite well, and she was considering how she might open a conversation with the injured gypsy, and not only gratify his feelings but efface the impression of her cowardice, when, as they reached a cross-road.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (92% in)
  • "Oh, Bob, it's you!" said Maggie, starting up with a smile of pleased recognition, for there had been no abundance of kind acts to efface the recollection of Bob's generosity; "I'm so glad to see you."
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (6% in)
  • This new experience was very agreeable to her, so agreeable that it almost effaced her previous emotion about Philip.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- First Impressions (39% in)

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