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- adj. Having had erroneous, obscene, or other objectionable material removed.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of expurgate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having material deleted; -- of books.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having material deleted
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So I looked it up in Culhane's book Talking Animals and Other People and there on pages 119-121 we read about Culhane's amazement to see his name expurgated from the film, while his assistant Tate was credited instead.
They showered me with advice as to my future conduct, and overhauled my clothes to see that no incriminating garment found its way into that which Bessie called my "expurgated" wardrobe.
Comparing the Idylls of the King with Malory's book, we are irresistibly reminded of certain Catholic books of devotion "expurgated" or "adapted" for members of the Church of
Jonathan Homer of Newton, who was, to look upon, a kind of expurgated, reduced and Americanized copy of Voltaire, but very unlike him in wickedness or wit.
Also, is it, not to put too fine a point on it, 'expurgated' at all?
"expurgated" for drawing room recital by an ultra-fastidious  who nevertheless recognized its great force.
But I am even more offended by the prospect that Mark Twain's classic work will be expurgated, rewritten by someone who wants to shield readers from the book's original language.
One assumes with certainty that Hemingway referred to the book as it was written, not to an expurgated version.
Anything that ends in “ly” is the work of the devil and should be expurgated!
And I am especially disappointed that they feel such an urgent need to attack writers, like me, who present balanced, carefully researched accounts of Mormon history that happen to diverge from the official, highly expurgated church version.
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