Usage examples for erase

  1. It was one of the duties of the Censors, when revising the lists of Equites and Senators, to erase the names of those whom they considered unworthy of the rank, and this without giving any reason for it. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  2. Mr. Johnson was himself exceedingly disposed to the general indulgence of children, and was even scrupulously and ceremoniously attentive not to offend them; he had strongly persuaded himself of the difficulty people always find to erase early impressions either of kindness or resentment, and said " he should never have so loved his mother when a man had she not given him coffee she could ill afford, to gratify his appetite when a boy." – Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of his life by Hesther Lynch Piozzi
  3. The Boers desire to gain nothing but their countries' independence; the British have naught to lose except thousands of valuable lives if they continue in their determination to erase the two nations. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  4. And then, as the men stood looking first at Tarzan and then at their superior the ape- man did the one thing which was needed to erase the last remnant of animosity which they might have felt for him. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  5. That preoccupied expression was on his face, that distant look which no man could erase from his face by any interruption until Jeter had finished his train of thought. – Lords of the Stratosphere by Arthur J. Burks
  6. Erase the comma, and the words will describe the prism as a peculiar kind of solid; because whose will then be taken in the restrictive sense. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. " Now you have got the book," said he, " I do hope you will erase that cruel slander on one whom you mean to honor with your hand." – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  8. If you break the line at the point J and erase the shorter portion of that line, you will have the required path solution for any J square. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  9. " But, Padre," exclaimed Placido, restraining himself, " if your Reverence puts a mark against me for failing in the lesson, your Reverence owes it to me to erase the one for absence that you have put against me for today." – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  10. But, as Crowther knew, in going she accepted the hardest part; and the weeks that she then spent at Rodding Abbey waiting, waiting with a sick anxiety, left upon her a mark which no time could ever erase. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  11. Much already has been written on the record, beyond our power quickly to erase or to amend. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  12. The Washington Irving Hotel hastened to take down its sign, and even the driver of its omnibus was sternly warned by the people to erase those offensive American names from his vehicle on pain of seeing it transformed into a chariot of fire. – Spanish Highways and Byways by Katharine Lee Bates
  13. Will there never be peace, never a tranquil moment to soothe my spirit and erase the bloody stains of destruction recorded on my past? – The Reluctant Weapon by Howard L. Myers
  14. And is there no way to change or erase a brand? – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright