American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Impossible to efface; indelible.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not effaceable; incapable of being effaced.
- adj. Incapable of being effaced.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Incapable of being effaced; indelible; ineradicable.
“The unforgotten and ineffaceable past strummed the fibres of his throat.”
“How can one at once pretend to fight anti-Semitism with the implied belief that it can be eradicated and then support a state that was created with the justification that anti-Semitism can never be eradicated elsewhere in the world and accepts anti-Semitism as an ineffaceable human phenomenon?”
“Thus, if they are to be collectively excused, then it does become a bit harder to persuade others that their own sinful participation is ineffaceable.”
“The book made at the time a powerful and ineffaceable impression upon me, the like of which I never afterwards experienced in any of my philosophical reading.”
“The cover of the book shows the chiaroscuro photograph, ineffaceable from modern memory, of Wren's masterpiece, St. Paul's, as it was enshrouded by smoke and flame during a Nazi bombing raid.”
“New zig – zags sprung into the cruel pattern sometimes, when she saw it through a burst of tears; but beautified or hardened still, always over it and under it and through it, she was fain to look in her solitude, seeing everything with that ineffaceable brand.”
“Anguish engraves itself in ineffaceable characters on mouth and brow; it passes through us, destroying or relaxing the springs that vibrate to enjoyment, leaving behind in the soul the seeds of a disgust for all things in this world.”
“It was Mrs. Steerforth, who gave me her hand more coldly than of yore, and with an augmentation of her former stateliness of manner, but still, I perceived — and I was touched by it — with an ineffaceable remembrance of my old love for her son.”
“Here stood this aspiring piece of masonry, erected as the most conspicuous and ineffaceable reminder of a man that could be thought of; and yet the whole aspect of the memorial betokened forgetfulness.”
“Some, it is true, take ineffaceable impressions of character at once.”
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