efface


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Synonyms for efface

efface yourself

Synonyms

  • make yourself inconspicuous
  • withdraw
  • be retiring
  • keep a low profile
  • be timid
  • be diffident
  • be bashful
  • keep out of the limelight
  • be modest
  • keep out of the public eye
  • be unassertive

Synonyms for efface

to remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean

Synonyms for efface

remove completely from recognition or memory

make inconspicuous

Related Words

remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

References in classic literature ?
Let us efface `Medici,' " said Pittrino, supplicatingly.
She was up and away as she spoke, doing her best to efface the memory of her downfall by sitting very erect, elbows down, head well up, and taking the motion of the pony as Barkis cantered along as easily as a rocking-chair.
All this to drive in the Bois in a pretty carriage, to equal Madame Delphine de Nucingen, to raise her salon to the level of Madame Colleville's, to be invited to the great ministerial solemnities, to win listeners and make them talk of her as "Madame Rabourdin DE something or other" (she had not yet determined on the estate), just as they did of Madame Firmiani, Madame d'Espard, Madame d'Aiglemont, Madame de Carigliano, and thus efface forever the odious name of Rabourdin.
Genestas asked, to efface the impression left by his last question.
Well, don't cry about it, mother,' said I, for the tears were gushing from her eyes; 'there, let that kiss efface the one I gave Eliza; don't abuse her any more, and set your mind at rest; for I'll promise never - that is, I'll promise to think twice before I take any important step you seriously disapprove of.
The sombre housekeeper was a mere shadow in comparison; indeed, she seemed to efface herself and wait only on the butler, and Brown heard no more of those volcanic whispers which had half told him of the younger brother who blackmailed the elder.
The hope he had received from the doctor's latest reports, which stated that Mademoiselle Stangerson might recover from her wounds, had not been able to efface from his noble features the marks of the great sorrow that was upon him.
There were times, indeed, when the vigor she put into her work was more of a relief to her feelings than it was an ardor to efface dirt--Nancy, in spite of her frightened submission to her mistress, was no saint.
I had an obscure feeling that all was not over and that he would still commit some signal crime, which by its enormity should almost efface the recollection of the past.
He exerted himself to interest and amuse us, as if he was determined to efface from our memories all recollection of what had passed in the library that afternoon.
This will perhaps explain my promise to go to the wedding; I hoped to efface myself in these poor people's merry-making.
This idea became stronger as she felt more and more certain that she knew the road quite well, and she was considering how she might open a conversation with the injured gypsy, and not only gratify his feelings but efface the impression of her cowardice, when, as they reached a cross-road.
You may think what you like, but I desire now to do all I can to efface that impression and to show that I am a man of heart and conscience.
STARTING POSITION: Fifth position efface, right foot front; right arm holds the top corner of a chair; left arm is lowered into fifth en bas.
To take refuge in the absurd promise of mercy from God disrupts any totalizing schemas that efface what cannot be incorporated.