Like Amalek, the Biblical evil-doer whose name we are enjoined to “blot out.”
But we must remember not only to not forget, but to blot out the enemy—not mercifully, but through genocide.
She wanted to cover her eyes, to blot out the sun, to run to some friendly darkness to make her moan.
He shut his eyes, as if by shutting them he could blot out the pictures of his imagination.
In other words we must blot out transgressions by specially meritorious deeds in order thus to escape eternal punishment.
But there it was, staring him in the face, and he could not blot out the memory of it.
A good plan, Jack,” said Armstrong, “but what if it should come cloudy and blot out the stars?
There was a futile longing in his soul for oblivion to blot out his misery.
To forget, to forget, that was all that they wanted—to blot out all the past.
He was the last sacrifice, to blot out the sins of all who have faith in him.
late 14c., originally "blemish," perhaps from Old Norse blettr "blot, stain," or from Old French blot, variant of bloc "block," or blestre "blister, lump, clump of earth."
early 15c., "to make blots;" mid-15c. "to blot out, obliterate" (words), from blot (n.). Related: Blotted; blotting.
The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses.