- v. Simple past tense and past participle of burke.
- adj. suppressed quietly or indirectly
“He put away -- "burked" -- the Directors letter, and went in to talk to Riley, who was as ungracious as usual, and fretting himself over the way the bank would run during his illness.”
“As has been related, Cibber's alteration of "King John," which had been "burked" in 1736-7, was produced, from patriotic motives, in 1745.”
“It was infamous in him, they now say, to have your letters 'burked' in the post office, as it appears from”
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“Except for burked women praising Allah for yet another boy named .....”
“If, say, his partner was there to watch and NBC burked the story, that would be wrong...”
“I received two; one had been opened and read by somebody else, and one, as it afterwards turned out, had been burked at home before forwarding.”
“ The battle began to coalesce into two lines, one of red jacketed troopers and one of brown burked attackers.”
“We feel a devout conviction that Miss Carolina Wilhelmina Amelia Skeggs would have burked Goldsmith!”
“Even the Cholera does not menace 'a gentleman of the better ranks; 'and no bodies are burked with a decent suit of clothes on their backs.”
“There had been dark rumours of a terrible scandal, a prosecution burked by strong personal influence, mysterious paragraphs in the papers, and the disappearance of the name of Hatherly Bell from the rank of great medical jurists.”
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