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Few writers are so wise and self-effacing and emotionally honest all in one breath.
JO ANN BEARD, BEST KNOWN FOR HER NEW YORKER ESSAY ABOUT A SHOOTING, RETURNS WITH A BEAUTIFUL NEW COLLECTIONSARA LIPPMANNMARCH 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Even over video chat, Ishiguro, or “Ish” as he introduces himself, is charming and self-effacing company.
KAZUO ISHIGURO ON HOW HIS NEW NOVEL KLARA AND THE SUN IS A CELEBRATION OF HUMANITYDAN STEWARTMARCH 2, 2021TIME
I hurried away, and it was long before I could efface the impression made upon my mind by this hideous spectacle.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
Thus disappeared from his life the only stain which his restoration had not been able utterly to efface.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
Then he hastily laid earth in the interstices round it, and tried to efface all signs of its having been recently removed.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
Nothing can ever cure me, no dream of my mind can ever efface the dream of my heart.
THE CHILD OF PLEASUREGABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
She has long been dead, but time will never efface from my mind a tender recollection of her kindness.
THE MONCTONS: A NOVEL, VOLUME ISUSANNA MOODIE
Go on, sir, go on; very little more in this strain will efface any memory I preserved of what you first appeared to me.
TONY BUTLERCHARLES JAMES LEVER
Perhaps she felt sorry for my pain, perhaps she fancied my love would efface the remembrance of him.
THE MAKING OF A SAINTWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Talents of the rarest order, or regarded as such, do not efface the opprobrium of a dissolute life.
QUEENS OF THE FRENCH STAGEH. NOEL WILLIAMS
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WORDS RELATED TO EFFACE

  • abate
  • abolish
  • annihilate
  • blot out
  • cut out
  • demolish
  • deracinate
  • efface
  • eliminate
  • eradicate
  • erase
  • excise
  • expunge
  • exsect
  • exterminate
  • extinguish
  • kill
  • raze
  • remove
  • root out
  • wipe out
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