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  • verb Present participle of erase.


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  • President Obama created an 18-member fiscal commission Thursday charged with coming up with ideas to begin erasing $14.3 trillion in government red ink.

    Obama sets up panel to tackle debt 2010

  • The Penguins didn't have it wrapped up until Lidstrom's shot at the buzzer hit a diving Marc-Andre Fleury, the Pittsburgh goalie who made 23 saves in erasing memories of a 5-0 loss in Game 5 a week ago.

    Penguins ride Talbot to 2-1 Game 7 win over Red Wings 2009

  • Yeah, I really do believe that the Demorats had a role in erasing the deficit, and that those dastardly, inhumane and icky conservative Republicans of 1994 aren't the ones that put the brakes on the allmighty Clinton's spending.

    Sound Politics: Burner-Social Security bleg - UPDATED 2006

  • If the current GATT negotiations do not succeed in erasing the worst effects of the threatened trade discrimination by Western Europe, there might be disastrous consequences for the Free World.

    Some Important Aspects of Canada's International Trade 1960

  • My resentment of her behavior has much assisted me in erasing her image from my breast.

    The Coquette, or, The History of Eliza Wharton: A Novel Founded on Fact 1797

  • For the life of me I cannot see why we who claim to be people of practical common sense should forget that it was the Germans of the last war who succeeded in erasing a good many French and Belgian cities, who shelled open towns, who first used poison gas -- as you will recall, against our own Canadian boys at Ypres -- that it was Germans who sank hospital and passenger ships without warning and otherwise gloried in a war of frightfulness.

    Embattled Britain 1941

  • It is a viciously malignant book, with an unmistakable note of ‘Now I’m out of your reach I can say what I like about you’ running all through it, and apart from a general distortion it contains some quite definite and probably intentional misrepresentation: as, for instance, when Conrad is declared to be ‘no less imperialist than Kipling’, and D.H. Lawrence is described as writing ‘bare-bodied pornography’ and as having ‘succeeded in erasing all clues to his proletarian origin’as though Lawrence had been a pork-butcher climbing into the House of Lords!

    The Road to Wigan Pier 1937

  • We look for ways to move forward and they’re only interested in erasing us.

    Think Progress » Young America’s Foundation Student Conference Bans Progressive Reporters 2006

  • He felt the song to be "poignant poetry about breaking up", and the notion of erasing came to click as a concept for the video.

    Abe Schwartz: Javier Grillo-Marxuach Makes Canon 5D Magic Abe Schwartz 2011

  • As for the idea of erasing history, we face some of the same issues in the US as well.

    Néojaponisme » Blog Archive » Sakai Noriko and “Japanese” Morality 2009


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