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Definition to remove or suppress anything considered obscene, immoral, or politically unacceptable


a person who does such suppression
  • The Chinese devote enormous resources to censoring the Internet.
censoring = suppressing everything considered politically unacceptable
  • The performer chose Bombay as a good word to rhyme with today, but India's Central Board of Film Certification censored the word and replaced it with a beep.
  • censored = removed (something considered politically unacceptable)
  • It's all there, nothing censored.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • censored = removed as unacceptable
  • They were given the new job, as custodians of our peace of mind ... official censors, judges, and executors.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • censors = people who destroy information considered politically unacceptable
  • Because I was unsure of my own adult voice and often censored myself, I made up another voice, Esperanza's, to be my voice and ask the things I needed answers to myself-
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • censored = suppressed (didn't allow to say)
  • I'm told our letters aren't censored yet, but may be at any time.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • censored = edited to remove anything authorities consider objectionable
  • There was no dictum, no declaration, no censorship, to start with, no!
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • censorship = suppression of information or entertainment
  • Ma said that all letters from Hawaii would be censored; soldiers would read his letter and cross out any information that could help the enemy.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
  • I didn't censor information for her benefit; surely, Thomas Stone was no longer the threat he'd once been to her when we were minors.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He was editor, reporter, censor, factotum of the paper.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • There was no mail to censor as the ship was in Cherenkov drive.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • The censor will soon be after us.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • In other words, censored books.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The letter had been opened by the censors—held by them, too: the postmark was over a week old.
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • My head doctor says I'm not supposed to censor my thoughts.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • When he was feeling good, free of self-censor, he tried for coherence with Kit.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Newspapers were censored and some were closed down, for security reasons they said.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • Liberated from censorship and the need to be inventive, they proceeded cautiously.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • They give you the paper and pen, and they don't censor.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Lawrence, for instance, had numerous novels suppressed and undertook a monumental battle with the British censors.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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