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adjective as in purgatorial

adjective as in purificatory


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SB 1 contains some language that will revive this purging effort, although with an important safeguard that wasn’t in place during Whitley’s failed 2019 purge.

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“This wholesale purging left tens of thousands in financial ruin, without jobs, with personal lives destroyed, and, in many cases, completely estranged from their own families,” the paper states.

Elsewhere there was talk of a “woke purge” and of management succumbing to a “mob.”

On Election Day in 2018, along with voting purges and rejected absentee ballots, long lines and malfunctioning machines were common.

Binge eating and purging does the same for someone with bulimia.

There was something profoundly purging about finally grappling with it by putting it into words.

Al-Zarqawi believed in the importance of purging apostates – something his follower clearly endorses.

Not surprisingly, this pattern of paranoia-and-purging often comes at times of social instability.

So was it simply the reports of the purging of the uncle which persuaded them to change their minds?

The extreme relaxation of the bowels from the sudden change, frequently produces excessive purging.

These three cleansed that language into literature, by purging 94 it of the old Gallic chaos and clumsiness of form.

When either of the first two causes has given rise to purging, a moderate allowance of good hay will gradually stop it.

Many plans have been resorted to, but none are found to suit so well as that of bleeding and purging.

Violent purging soon terminates the disease, death being generally preceded by the evacuation of a quantity of blackish matter.

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On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to purging, such as: aperient, aperitive, emetic, expiatory, laxative, and lustral.

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