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Definition eliminate (do away with)
  • She is in favor of abolishing the death penalty.
abolishing = eliminating (doing away with)
  • The dictator's first move was to abolish free speech and a free press.
  • abolish = eliminate (do away with)
  • When Albert died on February 26, 1889, slavery had been abolished, but few black people owned land of their own.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • abolished = eliminated (did away with)
  • For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You
  • abolish = eliminate (do away with)
  • But then in the 1780s a few indignant Britons, led by William Wilberforce, decided that slavery was so offensive that they had to abolish it.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • abolish = eliminate (do away with)
  • Prudence indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they were accustomed.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton  --  Declaration of Sentiments
  • abolishing = eliminating (doing away with)
  • It was also dedicated to abolishing the evil institution of slavery.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • abolishing = eliminating (doing away with)
  • ...mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • abolished = eliminated (done away with)
  • He could not of course know — for he, Napoleon, was only now for the first time announcing it — that the name 'Animal Farm' had been abolished.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • We shall abolish the orgasm.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • He announced that, by a special decree of Comrade Napoleon, Beasts of England had been abolished.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • They were the same four pigs as had protested when Napoleon abolished the Sunday Meetings.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • But Syme was not only dead, he was abolished, an unperson.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Do you realize that the past, starting from yesterday, has been actually abolished?
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The family could not actually be abolished, and, indeed, people were encouraged to be fond of their children, in almost the old-fashioned way.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • How could you have a slogan like "freedom is slavery" when the concept of freedom has been abolished?
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • But this was concrete evidence; it was a fragment of the abolished past, like a fossil bone which turns up in the wrong stratum and destroys a geological theory.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The four young pigs who had protested when Napoleon abolished the Meetings raised their voices timidly, but they were promptly silenced by a tremendous growling from the dogs.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm

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