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purge
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • His expression was mild, but Harry felt sure Lupin, at least, knew that some Extendable Ears had survived Mrs Weasley’s purge.
  • They had arrived outside a large, old-fashioned, red-brick department store called Purge 6z Dowse Ltd.
  • Harry glanced around at the jostling crowd; not one of them seemed to have a glance to spare for window displays as ugly as those of Purge & Dowse Ltd; nor did any of them seem to have noticed that six people had just melted into thin air in front of them.
  • In a far corner glinted small objects and coins that Harry guessed Kreacher had saved, magpielike, from Sirius’s purge of the house, and he had also managed to retrieve the silver-framed family photographs that Sirius had thrown away over the summer.

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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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