Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Impossible to efface; indelible.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not effaceable; incapable of being effaced.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Incapable of being effaced; indelible; ineradicable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Incapable of being effaced.

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Examples

  • The unforgotten and ineffaceable past strummed the fibres of his throat.

    CHAPTER VIII

  • 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?

    Sam Sedaei: Is Helen Thomas an Anti-Semite, or Are Her Critics?

  • 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.

    Ernst Mach

  • 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 Pope’s Denial Problem

  • 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.

    Downhill All the Way

  • 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.

    Downhill All the Way

  • 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.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • 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.

    David Copperfield

  • 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.

    Little Dorrit

  • 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.

    Two on a Tower

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