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  • n. Plural form of erasure.


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  • Knowledge of the "erasures" was a closely-held secret at that time; only a few in-the-loop players were aware of them.

    David Corn: All the President's Dummies

  • Obviously -- if Woodward is to be trusted -- Felt had picked up news of the "erasures" from someone.

    David Corn: All the President's Dummies

  • All the President's Men noted that Woodward met Deep Throat for the last time (during Watergate) in November 1973 and at this meeting D.T. told Woodward there were "erasures" on the White House tapes.

    David Corn: All the President's Dummies

  • If it be urged that the testator has revoked his bequest, the fact must be proved The Congregation of the Council decided, 16 March, 1900, that a writing containing erasures, which is only a draft of a will, is not a sufficient proof that the testator wished to revoke a previous will ( "Acta Sanctæ

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • (for such I may call them) drawn up from such well-like depths of feeling, and expressed with such fervor and simplicity of language, there was another testimony to their being the productions of him who owned the penmanship; which was, that some of the papers exhibited the whole process of creation and growth, such as erasures, substitutions, doubts expressed as to this and that form of expression, together with references backwards and forwards.

    Autobiographical Sketches

  • These incomplete stories — like the stereotypes, inaccuracies, and erasures in so much of the fiction we read — cause real damage, and they help to keep the whole mess going.

    It’s never “just a story”. «

  • Vladimir Nabokov, who wrote and rewrote everything in pencil, had this to say on the subject: "My pencils outlast their erasures."

    Meg Waite Clayton: The Lowly Pencil

  • The cheating on both the math and English-language tests was confirmed, the state said, by interviews with faculty members and by an analysis of erasures on test papers.

    For teachers, many ways and reasons to cheat on tests

  • On the English test, the erasure analysis showed 80% of the fourth-graders' answers with erasures were changed from wrong to right; the average for the school was 35%.

    For teachers, many ways and reasons to cheat on tests

  • A central character ponders the proliferation of erasures when he goes to a large Beijing bookstore and notes the absence of anything controversial, or even complex, about the country's past.

    Fragile China


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