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purge
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David Copperfield
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  • When I went out to the Commons, I charged Mrs. Crupp with particular directions to leave the windows open, that my sitting-room might be aired, and purged of his presence.
  • We passed the night at the old house, which, freed from the presence of the Heeps, seemed purged of a disease; and I lay in my old room, like a shipwrecked wanderer come home.

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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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