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The extremists in the party want to purge the leadership of moderates.
  get rid of things thought undesirable — in various senses including:
  • get rid of people for political reasons
  • clean of impurities — especially in people by emptying the intestinal tract
  • make pure or free from sin or guilt
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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.
  • She thinks fasting once a month helps purge her body of impurities.
  • Paul urged the church to purge sin and pursue sincerity and truth.

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  • All ambiguities and shades of meaning had been purged out of them.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • He wanted to beat something, to cry, to scream, but all he could do was listen to Angel as she threw up the way she used to, the only way she knew to purge the tension of Jordan’s presence in the house.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • I must purge my soul of today’s sins.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • With the obsessive attention to detail that characterized his brand of dogged genius, Rosellini purged his life of all but the most primitive tools, which he fashioned from native materials with his own hands.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He risked imprisonment by doing so—worse than that, if rumors about the Black Guard and their purges are true.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • However, everything has stayed true to the spirit of what the Creators envisioned—what you envisioned in their place after they were …. purged.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • "That’s not my word for it, and purging or cleansing or whatever you want to call it wasn’t my decision," he protests.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Purge over.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • I felt like I owed it to my grandfather not to dismiss the last thing he said to anyone in the world as delusional nonsense, and Dr. Golan was convinced that understanding them might help purge my awful dreams.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • This process included purging any contraband they might have, acquiring new stuff at commissary, and loading them up with snacks and messages to carry to women who were doing time down the hill.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • How had any of these books escaped the purging fires ten years ago?
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • It gets easier," she says, standing several feet away while I purge in the bushes at some unfortunate stranger’s house.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Zeke had survived many purges of personnel and many tumultuous years in the Bluffton school system by affixing his fate to the more luminous and permanent star of Bennington.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Besides, I was quite simply devoted to Nathan, at least to that beguiling, generous, life-enhancing Nathan who had shed his entourage of demons—and since it was this Nathan who had returned to us, a Nathan rather drawn and pale but seemingly purged of whatever horrors had possessed him on that recent evening, the reborn warmth and brotherly affection I felt was wonderful; my delight could only have been surpassed by the response of Sophie, whose joy was a form of barely controlled…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She grew pale and sweaty but did not require purging or leeches.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • "Decoctions and Theriacs," and a quite extensive section ominously headed with the single word "Purges."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • After the brutal purge of her wardrobe, the selling of whatever she’d put aside, she still had more than enough.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Whatever the timing, once the idea entered my head there was no purging it.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The night was cool and purged of immediate terror.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Some of them were sabered and the Kremlin was purged of their presence.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • And poison was not the only thing it purged.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • We help him to sit up and let him grip our hands as he purges his eyes and nose and mouth.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • We’ll purge that in a hurry.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • "This was not a purge," he says.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The heir alone would be able to unseal the Chamber of Secrets, unleash the horror within, and use it to purge the school of all who were unworthy to study magic.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • It was as though I had taken a purge and rid myself of an intolerable pain.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • If you did, now is the time to purge your soul.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • I could see in their eyes that they were very worried, and I tried to tell them that I was not sick, that I simply had to tell my story to purge the fever.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • —St. Dominic, purge it!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Thinking to purge the city, the population is blanched like plants raised in cellars.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • My system had finally purged itself of ’go fast.’
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Revenge cannot possibly purge him of hate, but he won’t listen to me, won’t listen to anyone.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • But before we administer it, I must warn you that purging is not pleasant.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • During the next two years the Kabila government engaged in a relentless purge of anyone it thought might have been associated with the plots against him—especially Tutsis from eastern Congo, and anyone who had ever had anything to do with Masasu.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I am the greatest, able to do least, Yet most suspected, as the time and place Doth make against me, of this direful murder; And here I stand, both to impeach and purge Myself condemned and myself excus’d.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • The Illuminati went deep underground, where they began mixing with other refugee groups fleeing the Catholic purges-mystics, alchemists, occultists, Muslims, Jews.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I felt purged and holy and ready for a new life.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Friends come and go, clothing is packed and unpacked, households are continually purged of unnecessary items, and as a result, not much sticks.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • There have already been purges among them, there will be more.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Well, march we on, To give obedience where ’tis truly ow’d: Meet we the medicine of the sickly weal; And with him pour we, in our country’s purge, Each drop of us.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • I thought that writing the book might purge Everest from my life.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • When the Spirit passed through him he groaned, throwing body and soul into this weekly purge.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • A stomach ache was treated with a purge so violent that it was a wonder anyone survived it.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • His expression was mild, but Harry felt sure Lupin, at least, knew that some Extendable Ears had survived Mrs Weasley’s purge.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Whitney was constantly arguing for more freedom, but my mom worried that given it, she’d binge or purge, or exercise, or do something else forbidden.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • And then it was time to purge again.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
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