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The members alleged an ideological purge of the party, given most of them were aligned with the tea party.

Facebook has confirmed in a statement to Quartz Africa that it carried out the purge because the affected individuals and groups where using the platform to manipulate voters ahead of the elections.

From Quartz

Four Xiaomi apps, including its web browser and video-calling platform, were caught in the purge and, according to Jain, a “mob mentality” on social media threatened its sales.

From Fortune

The study suggests that the melting of Alaska’s remaining glaciers into the North Pacific, though less extreme than purges of the past, could have far-ranging effects on global ocean circulation and the climate in coming centuries.

Eligible voters have been disenfranchised in purges of voting rolls in several states.

From Fortune

“I thought my reward would be that I could purge my relationship with people in the religious community,” she says.

After the initial, gag-inducing swallows, I waited for the purge.

He simply happened to be in one of those sections of Red Army intelligence which in some purge or other ceased to exist.

When Internet censors purge references to “6/4,” users substitute “May 35.”

A friend suggested I write down everything that happened to me to help purge the images from my mind.

And I will turn my hand to thee, and I will clean purge away thy dross, and I will take away all thy tin.

The Irish, according to Everards, used large quantities of snuff "to purge their brains."

To rule sound out of language, is, indeed, far more fatal than to purge Hamlet out of Hamlet.

Refine and purge our earthy parts; But, oh, inflame and fire our hearts!

Chum has found, however, that his particular mission in life is to purge his master's garden of all birds.


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On this page you'll find 126 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to purge, such as: coup, evacuation, expulsion, extermination, liquidation, and suppression.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.