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Sample sentences for the GRE study word efface

efface can be used as a verb

1.And in Patroclus' blood efface thy shame. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
2.I will efface that blot on my father's character. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
3.I had an obscure feeling that all was not over and that he would still commit some signal crime, which by its enormity should almost efface the recollection of the past. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
4.Marius' enchantment, great as it was, could not efface from his mind other pre-occupations. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.I did not mean anything, I was only joking," he said, smiling shyly and trying to efface his offense. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
6.Oh, admirable consoler He sought not to efface sorrow by forgetfulness, but to magnify and dignify it by hope. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7."And one which will go far to efface the recollection of his father's conduct," added the incorrigible marquise. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8."The FLEUR-DE-LIS is small, rosy in color, and looks as if efforts had been made to efface it by the application of poultices. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
9.Neither the Convention, nor the death of Louis XVI., nor the Napoleon, nor the return of the Bourbons, nor anything else had been able to efface the memory of this crowning. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
10.Mr Bloom effaced the letters with his slow boot. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
11.is so effaced that an exact reproduction was impossible. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
12.The young man arrived, the old man was effaced such is life. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
13."Miss Oliver is ever surrounded by suitors and flatterers in less than a month, my image will be effaced from her heart. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
14.Footnote On one side there is an effaced sketch in red chalk. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
15.The upper sketch has apparently been effaced by Leonardo himself. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
16.Footnote This passage is illustrated by two partly effaced sketches. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
17.She looked out at the rain until the melancholy of the wet street effaced all the trustfulness and enthusiasm from her twisted features. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
18.The circling dances of the th of July effaced the enthusiasms of the th of March. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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