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efface
used in Washington Square

2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
efface the memory
Definition
remove completely from recognition or memory — sometimes by erasing
  • She is like a copper kettle that receives a dent; you may polish up the kettle, but you can't efface the mark."
    Chapter 21 (29% in)
efface = remove completely from recognition or memory
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  • Catherine was with her aunt when the young man's name was brought in, and Mrs. Penniman, effacing herself and protesting, made a great point of her niece's going into the drawing-room alone.
    Chapter 6 (11% in)

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