Wilt thou yet purge it out of thee, and be once more human?
Here, she said to herself had been the scene of her guilt, and here should be the scene of her earthly punishment; and so, perchance, the torture of her daily shame would at length purge her soul, and work out another purity than that which she had lost: more saint-like, because the result of martyrdom.
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The extremists in the party want to purge the leadership of moderates.
Unlike most of his colleagues, he survived the purge of intellectuals during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.