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  • v. Present participle of bowdlerise.

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Examples

  • "bowdlerising" was necessary before Malory's outspoken language should be sufficiently veiled to suit the susceptibilities, to which we have a perfect and legitimate right in so far as they are genuine, and no cloak for an hypocrisy that delights in the loathsome indecencies and disgusting suggestiveness of the modern problem novel.

    Studies from Court and Cloister: being essays, historical and literary dealing mainly with subjects relating to the XVIth and XVIIth centuries

  • When that time comes, I hope those at the BBC responsible for bowdlerising the news will be held accountable.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • They were handed down from father to son in the families, without anybody improving on them or bowdlerising them: they were sacred.

    Tartarin of Tarascon

  • To be consistent he must begin by bowdlerising not only the classics, with which boys 'and youths' minds and memories are soaked and saturated at schools and colleges, but also Boccaccio and Chaucer, Shakespeare and

    Arabian nights. English

  • The Higgs boson is, indeed, known to headline writers as the God particle though the sobriquet was actually first given by a bowdlerising editor, who shortened an author's reference to "that goddamn particle".

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • Across British public life, in public institutions and discourse, the last decade of New Labour has been characterised by the bowdlerising and debasement of values and meaning.

    open Democracy News Analysis - Comments

  • DNA asks experts & Mumbaikars what they make of him Writers have varying perceptions Mumbai: Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence Jaswant Singh Rupa 669 pages Rs695 Since popular book about Jinnah, Kapil Komireddi accuses the author, Jaswant Singh, of "bowdlerising zealously" to rid Pakistan's founder of the "blame of partition".

    WN.com - Articles related to Asia impacted by US missile shift

  • Children are much more sophisticated readers than today’s squeamish editing allows for, writes Edward Champion in Guardian Unlimited: Arts blog – books: Stop bowdlerising books for kids.

    Baby Bowdlerising « educating alice

  • To be consistent he must begin by bowdlerising not only the classics, with which boys’ and youths’ minds and memories are soaked and saturated at schools and colleges, but also Boccaccio and Chaucer, Shakespeare and Rabelais; Burton,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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