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purge
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  • A sallow prisoner has come up, in custody, for the halfdozenth time to make a personal application "to purge himself of his contempt," which, being a solitary surviving executor who has fallen into a state of conglomeration about accounts of which it is not pretended that he had ever any knowledge, he is not at all likely ever to do.

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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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