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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPUNGE

When it reached there a motion prevailed to expunge all the records relating to it.

He re-read his father's letter that he might expunge the reference to the scant living.

You'll have to expunge 'guess' and 'reckon' from your vocabulary.

Would he not rather, to make the book consistent, expunge it?

He recoiled from the disturbance of the Missouri compromise: they expunge it.

Mr. B. returned to the resolution which it was proposed to expunge.

If you may expunge a part, you may expunge the whole; and if it is expunged, how is it kept?

It is to expunge from your statute-book all support of Slavery.

It is perhaps well that we should expunge the word absolute from our vocabularies.

Why, by the way, did Wordsworth expunge from Michael these wonderful lines?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin expungere "prick out, blot out, mark (a name on a list) for deletion" by pricking dots above or below it, literally "prick out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + pungere "to prick, stab" (see pungent). Related: Expunged; expunging.

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