expurgatorious love

Definitions

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  • adj. expurgatory

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Expurgatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as expurgatory.

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Examples

  • Yes, they should be held extenuate for risking their lives for what they believed to be right, inasmuch as the Constitution with correct annotation by competent commentators was a volume virtually of the expurgatorious order, neither to be touched, tasted, handled, swallowed, or discussed, for fear of dread contamination, subjecting the presumptions culprit to social purgatorial penalty.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,

  • It cannot be said that this was felt to be a hardship by the lads -- rather the contrary, I am afraid -- when the weather and the season of the year permitted them to spend the time in the garden, or when a new book, not in the "Index expurgatorious" of Sabbath reading was at hand, or even a beloved old one.

    Allison Bain, or, By a Way she knew not

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