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  • n. Plural form of expurgation.

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Examples

  • Please keep in mind the previously listed expurgations while listening.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • There be also books which are partly useful and excellent, partly culpable and pernicious; this work will ask as many more officials, to make expurgations and expunctions, that the commonwealth of learning be not damnified.

    Areopagitica

  • By now the speech, with various expurgations, was being read to Communist cadres and factory groups everywhere.

    Staying Tuned

  • Divergences from the text are indicated in the footnotes, and I have made a few, perhaps unnecessary, expurgations.

    The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura

  • There be also books which are partly useful and excellent, partly culpable and pernicious; this work will ask as many more officials to make expurgations and expunctions, 69 that the commonwealth of learning be not damnified.

    Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing: Paras 1-19

  • Exhibition, with expurgations and reservations, of course, but an exhibition!

    A Comedy of Masks A Novel

  • Public opinion regarding Persian stories and poems has been led astray by the changes of sex and the expurgations made freely by translators.

    Primitive Love and Love-Stories

  • I'm sure the programme will be delightful, after a few expurgations.

    The Importance of Being Earnest

  • Mr. Wright's translation, however, still holds its place as the best English version, and the present reprint, besides having undergone careful revision, embodies the corrections (but not the expurgations) of the sixth edition, which differed from those preceding it.

    Fables of La Fontaine — a New Edition, with Notes

  • To the tales that -- with many expurgations -- I told her of Court life, to the pictures that I drew of Paris, the Luxembourg, the Louvre, the Palais Cardinal, and the courtiers that thronged those historic palaces, she listened avidly and enthralled; and much as Othello won the heart of Desdemona by a recital of the perils he had endured, so it seemed to me was I winning the heart of Roxalanne by telling her of the things that I had seen.

    Bardelys the Magnificent; being an account of the strange wooing pursued by the Sieur Marcel de Saint-Pol, marquis of Bardelys...

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