- v remove completely from recognition or memory
efface the memory of the time in the camps
- v make inconspicuous
- v remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
- The dogmatic religious leader asked the believers to efface the artifacts of all heretic writings.
- Meanwhile, the burqa offensive is aimed at protecting the rights of women forced to efface themselves by covering their bodies entirely.
- For several years he had been his father's secretary and so obliged to efface himself.
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- ‘Ghost: The Musical’ Is Pretty, Slick, and Out-of-Whack
Ghost: The Musical is the best movie I’ve seen at the Majestic. Unfortunately, Ghost: the Musical is not a movie—and that terrible paradox informs every moment of Ghost’s (not inconsiderable) running time. The more filmic Ghost seems—particularly in its visuals, but also in its brisk edits and cinematic swipes—the better it works: in other words, the harder it tries to efface its actual medium ...
Jan. 23, 2014 - San Antonio Current
- Zygmunt Bauman in Sydney Morning Herald
The trick, Bauman says, is no longer to minimise work time but "to efface altogether the line dividing : work from recreation".
- Jovito Salonga in Manila Bulletin
In death, the equally venerable Jovito Salonga said, Manuel Roxas belonged to all of us for he "is a living symbol of hope which neither death nor time can efface."
- Orhan Pamuk in HÃ¼rriyet
Pamuk responded, "My country has a strong secular history. Religion is not strong enough to efface everything."