Definitions

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  • v. to extinguish by stamping.
  • v. To get rid of, eradicate.

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  • v. end or extinguish by forceful means

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Examples

  • Once securely established on the Apostolic throne, Gregory made every effort to stamp out of the Church the two comsuming evils of the age, simony and clerical incontinency, and, with characteristic energy and vigor, laboured unceasingly for the assertion of those lofty principles with which he firmly believed the welfare of Christ's

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Everywhere in Lebanon where our forces are, is related to our determined right to stamp out the scourge of terrorism; it has nothing to do with our resolve to withdraw our forces from Lebanon simultaneously, as Mr. Habib put it to me at his own initiative, with the departure of the foreign Syrian forces.

    An American Life

  • And we'll catch these crooks with their hands in their tills, we'll stamp out their piracies for the common good.

    Noble House

  • The Nestorians in Syria did their best to stamp out the evil by legislation; the Messalians ceased to exist under that name, but revived under that of the Bogomili.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Galula had fought in Indochina and Algeria in the 1950s as an officer in the French army as it was attempting to stamp out nationalist insurgencies in France’s colonial possessions.

    The Longest War

  • The Serb strove to stamp out – or, shall we say, Slavise – the Albanian.

    High Albania

  • Exile, the historical account of the reign of Manasses, whose sins evoked the pronouncement of the ruin of Juda, of Josias, who restored the temple, renewed the covenant with God, and endeavoured to stamp out idolatry, of the last kings up to the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, with a short postscript concerning the Judeans who had remained behind, and the delivery of King Joachim from his imprisonment.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Three of the Remnant would then stand at a sacred place on the appointed date of 12/21/12, and their Light would wash the landscape . . . their healing would touch the masses . . . sensitives would Light, 144,000 around the world, and that Light would be enough to stamp out the perpetual darkness that has haunted humankind.

    Surrender the Dark

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