He met his failure with a certain dignity of bearing which all his awkwardness could not efface.
Why should he efface himself, if it meant Sidney's unhappiness?
The child had already heard the step and sought to efface herself in the darkest corner.
But here is a confession which a hundred crosses can not efface.
If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it.
Will it be possible to efface the evil impress left on that mind and body?
Cæsar thus endeavored to efface all recollections of the civil war.
The better to efface the impress of their tyrannical past, I had to dip them into water.
I've told you enough of the situation here so that you can understand why it is necessary for him to efface me.
He forgot his resolution to efface himself, and whipped his horse forward.