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efface
used in The Brothers Karamazov

3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
efface the memory
Definition
remove completely from recognition or memory — sometimes by erasing
  • 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.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (80% in)
efface = make himself inconspicuous or unimportant
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exact meaning not specified
  • "I will efface myself!" he said, in a rush of almost hysterical ecstasy.
    Book 8 — Mitya (60% in)
  • Karamazov, who had been frantically jealous of every one, collapsed, so to speak, and effaced himself at once before this first lover.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (60% in)

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