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A correction made by erasing.
A surface area where something has been erased.
Deletion by an act of expunging or erasing.  Synonyms: expunction, expunging.

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"Erasure" Quotes from Famous Books

... equally those of many an American rebel. The public opinion of the colonies was already too much debauched to sit in unanimous moral judgment on this crime against humanity. The objections of South Carolina and Georgia sufficed to cause the erasure and suppression of the obnoxious paragraph. Nor were the Northern States guiltless: Newport was yet a great slave-mart, and the commerce of New England drew more advantage from the traffic than did the agriculture of ...
— Abraham Lincoln: A History V1 • John G. Nicolay and John Hay

... other names I knew, and their owners also. When I looked close, I saw that where "La Soeur Angelique" now was another name had been written and then erased. I saw also that the writing was recent. Again, where "Halboir" was written there had been another name, and the same process of erasure and substitution had been made. It was not so with "La Soeur Seraphine." I said to the General at once, "Your excellency, it is possible you have been tricked." Then I pointed out what I had ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

... she simply laughs at us from the hideous wrinkles she has made in our faces, and refuses to go. Our secret sins defy us from the hideous furrows they have cut in our cheeks. Each impure thought has chiseled its autograph deep into the forehead, too deep for erasure, and the glassy, bleary eye adds its testimony to ...
— Architects of Fate - or, Steps to Success and Power • Orison Swett Marden

Words linked to "Erasure" :   area, surface area, expunging, correction, expanse, deletion, erase

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