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purge
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The Aeneid
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  • Now cast your eyes around, while I dissolve The mists and films that mortal eyes involve, Purge from your sight the dross, and make you see The shape of each avenging deity.
  • And now the sword, and now the sea took place, That to revenge, and this to purge disgrace.
  • The peace profan’d our rightful arms requires; Cleanse the polluted place with purging fires."
  • When all th’ united states of Greece combin’d, To purge the world of the perfidious kind, Then was your time to fear the Trojan fate: Your quarrels and complaints are now too late."

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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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