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  • With a look of ineffable affection, she disjoined herself from her husband, still keeping hold of his hand, and turning to the old man with a countenance in which the half-effaced tears were succeeded by smiles of pleasure and of modesty, she spoke to Agelastes as she would to a person whom she respected, and towards whom she had some offence to atone.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • To this day I am not quite certain whether it was the name of any human habitation, a lonely caserio with a half-effaced carving of a coat of arms over its door, or of some hamlet at the dead end of a ravine with a stony slope at the back.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • For a while this world was so bright and interesting, seemed so full of meaning and opportunity that the half-effaced charm of the garden was by comparison gentle and remote.

    The Door in the Wall, and other stories

  • It was a curious thing, simply a long cylinder with, he noticed as he turned it in the light, half-effaced words chased into the metal.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • It was a curious thing, simply a long cylinder with, he noticed as he turned it in the light, half-effaced words chased into the metal.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The hair, cut shorter on the top of his skull, still indicated the place of a half-effaced tonsure.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

  • There is a round table in the middle, with a purplish-red marble top, on which there stands, by way of ornament, the inevitable white china tea-service, covered with a half-effaced gilt network.

    Father Goriot

  • But in looking at it very closely he thought he could distinguish some half-effaced letters.

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • This letter, judging from the half-effaced heading at the top of the note-paper, must have been written in some cafe on the Boulevard Beaumarchais.

    Monsieur Lecoq

  • In one of the corners was a half-effaced stamp, of which one could just distinguish the word — Beaumarchais.

    Monsieur Lecoq

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