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  • adj. Capable of being effaced.

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  • adj. Capable of being effaced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being effaced.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being effaced

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Examples

  • (It would be pedantic here to suggest after how long probation, and under what conditions, this stigma should be effaceable.)

    Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman

  • "Of all the productions of Aristophanes, so replete with comic genius throughout, The Knights is the most consummate and irresistible; and it presents a portrait of Cleon drawn in colors broad and glaring, most impressive to the imagination, and hardly effaceable from the memory."

    Mosaics of Grecian History

  • Jane; and even then the scratches were not always effaceable.

    Marjorie's Vacation

  • It is to be remembered, however, that there is an image of God inseparable from human nature, and not effaceable by any obscuring or disturbance caused by sin.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians; Epistles of St. Peter and St. John

  • Do not regard in the one the effaceable characters in which it is written, nor be dazzled by the brilliancy of the other.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • Matters were at this point, as Newman Noggs was heard to limp past the door on his way upstairs; when Mrs Kenwigs, gaining new hope from the sound of his footsteps, hastily removed from her countenance as many traces of her late emotion as were effaceable on so short a notice: and presenting herself before him, and representing their dilemma, entreated that he would escort Morleena to the hairdresser's shop.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Matters were at this point, as Newman Noggs was heard to limp past the door on his way upstairs; when Mrs Kenwigs, gaining new hope from the sound of his footsteps, hastily removed from her countenance as many traces of her late emotion as were effaceable on so short a notice: and presenting herself before him, and representing their dilemma, entreated that he would escort Morleena to the hairdresser’s shop.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • However, a large faggot and a plentiful supply of coals being heaped upon the fire, the appearance of things was not long in mending; and, by the time they had washed off all effaceable marks of the late accident, the room was warm and light, which was a most agreeable exchange for the cold and darkness out of doors.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • a sequence, it is able to give sensations which the arts dealing with space, and not with time, could not allow themselves, since for them a disagreeable effect could never prelude an agreeable one, but merely co-exist with it; whereas for music a disagreeable effect is effaceable by an agreeable one, and will even considerably heighten the latter by being made to precede it.

    Laurus Nobilis Chapters on Art and Life

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