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The medication assists where surgery cannot completely extirpate a tumor.
  to completely remove, eliminate, or destroy
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extirpation extirpated extirpate extirpating extirpator
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  • The medication assists where surgery cannot completely extirpate a tumor.
  • It takes more than laws to extirpate prejudice.
  • The disease nearly extirpated the tribe.
  • extirpate the worst abuses by empowering people to choose from competing providers

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  • I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously arrived, green and strong!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Should presently extirpate me and mine
    Shakespeare  --  Tempest
  • This King of Naples, being an enemy
    To me inveterate, hearkens my brother’s suit;
    Which was, that he, in lieu o’ the premises
    Of homage and I know not how much tribute,
    Should presently extirpate me and mine
    Out of the dukedom, and...
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • It therefore must have seemed a safe bet, to the politicians-cum-scientists who had employed me, that a research study of wolf—caribou relationships in the Barrens would uncover incontrovertible proof with which to damn the wolf wherever he might be found, and provide a more than sufficient excuse for the adoption of a general campaign for his extirpation.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Extirpation?
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The brigands have never been really extirpated from the neighborhood of Rome.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • The individuals extirpated, the tribe subsists.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously arrived, green and strong!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • One can demolish a mass; bow can one extirpate ubiquity?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • King Phoebus bids us straitly extirpate A fell pollution that infests the land, And no more harbor an inveterate sore.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • And, indeed, if it be the design of Providence to extirpate these savages in order to make room for cultivators of the earth, it seems not improbable that rum may be the appointed means.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • With the final "extirpation of delusion, desire, and hostility" (nirvana) the mind knows that it is not what it thought: thought goes.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The whole race of Saxon princes and nobles had been extirpated or disinherited, with few or no exceptions; nor were the numbers great who possessed land in the country of their fathers, even as proprietors of the second, or of yet inferior classes.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • He was, as a matter of fact, convinced that she had not; the anonymous letter had put the idea into his mind, but in a purely mechanical way; it had been received there with no credulity, but it had, for all that, remained there, and Swann, wishing to be rid of the burden—a dead weight, but none the less disturbing—of this suspicion, hoped that Odette would now extirpate it for ever.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Better to incorporate than struggle to extirpate?
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • To found their new states it was necessary to extirpate or to subdue a numerous population, until civilization has been made to blush for their success.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • And in the last place, where this might not be the case, they would be of long standing, would have taken deep root, and would not easily be extirpated.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Holabird had, five years before, done one bit of research which had taken his name into scientific journals throughout the world: he had studied the effect of the extirpation of the anterior lobes of a dog’s brain on its ability to find its way through the laboratory.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The social compact would dissolve, and justice be extirpated the earth, or have only a casual existence were we callous to the touches of affection.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • In spite of devastating and repeated acts of massacre, assassination and extirpation, the huge acts of faith which have marked the new relations between Palestinians and Israelis, Africans and Afrikaners, and the way in which walls have come down in Europe and iron curtains have opened, all this inspires a hope that new possibility can still open up in Ireland as well.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • The laying a Country desolate with Fire and Sword, declaring War against the natural rights of all Mankind, and extirpating the Defenders thereof from the Face of the Earth, is the Concern of every Man to whom Nature hath given the Power of feeling; of which Class, regardless of Party Censure, is the AUTHOR.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • They were commanded to extirpate magic and heresy.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • All intermediate measures seem to me likely to terminate, and that shortly, in the most horrible of civil wars, and perhaps in the extirpation of one or other of the two races.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • *w But the several States oppose so formidable a resistance to the execution of this design, that the government is obliged to consent to the extirpation of a few barbarous tribes in order not to endanger the safety of the American Union.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
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