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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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purge
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • All the filth of the world, all the offal and scum of the world, we are told, shall run there as to a vast reeking sewer when the terrible conflagration of the last day has purged the world.

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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.

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