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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ELIMINATE

To attempt to eliminate fear and retain this concept of God is vain.

Also I noted the absence of the Mixer and wondered how the host had contrived to eliminate her.

The knowledge we gain from you has enabled us to eliminate at least half of our microbes.

And chief instigator of the trouble we've been sent to eliminate.

If we eliminate the three first, the unknown remainder will be justice.

In general, we must eliminate the disease by preventing its transmission from the sick to the well.

Loss is met with at each step, and the great problem is to eliminate this waste.

We do not eliminate the moral will but we remove some unfair obstacles from its path.

But, you may rightly say, this will not eliminate the unearned incomes.

The punishing of evil-doers did more than eliminate them from his threshold.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Latin eliminatus, past participle of eliminare "thrust out of doors, expel," from ex limine "off the threshold," from ex "off, out" (see ex-) + limine, ablative of limen "threshold" (see limit (n.)).

Used literally at first; sense of "exclude" first attested 1714; sense of "expel waste from the body" is c.1795. Related: Eliminated; eliminating; eliminative; eliminatory.

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