Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of effacing, or the state of being effaced.
- n. withdrawal in order to make oneself inconspicuous
- n. medicine A shortening, or thinning, of the cervix before or during early labour
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act if effacing; also, the result of the act.
- n. withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous
- n. shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor
“And October steals in on silvery skies, but no rain; the light breaks through; roses are still growing; a slow effacement is at work in the sound of the still-green trees at the cusp of autumn.”
“And in the Ethical Culture movement the effacement is complete.”
“The thinning and shortening is called effacement, and is measured in percent, from 0 to 100.”
“President was no mean one, and in all the circumstances if he managed to steer a safe middle course and avoid both Caesarism and complete effacement, that is a tribute to his training.”
“Ah, but the joy of life is not only the joy of self-assertion: there is the joy of self-effacement, which is only another form of self-expression, the assertion of a higher self.”
“New Testament nowhere speaks of the indwelling Spirit in such a sense as implies an obliteration or absorption of the conscious individual ego, while "effacement" instead of fellowship is a favorite expression in the”
“effacement;" the closer the gradual union becomes the fainter is the self-personality, till at length it fades away entirely, and is merged and lost as a drop in the illimitable sea.”
“But another cause was the self-effacement with which he placed his time and his strength (never great) at the disposal of others, when he might legitimately have been engaged on work of his own, which must soon have gained for him a foremost place among the learned.”
“We have moved from a culture of self effacement to one of self expansion," Brooks said.”
“If the theory that effacement of the 1817/4 caused the obverse die to break is given credence, then perhaps Mint personnel, wanting to avoid a repeat of this problem, skipped the effacement process for the 1817/3 variety.”
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