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  • In our state, you cannot expunge a conviction for most Class A and Class B felonies.
expunge = remove completely
  • I cleaned up my Facebook account, but forgot to expunge some of the things friends had written on my wall.
  • If she doesn't get into any more trouble, it'll be expunged from her record.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • expunged = removed completely
  • It lurks beneath the surface of the water, expunging any sense of its presence.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • expunging = removing completely
  • At least I have had that great happiness in life; nor can Caspak, with all her horrors, expunge that which has been.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  The Land That Time Forgot
  • She felt obliterated, expunged from the room, and was relieved.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Whatever affection your mother once had for Morzan had vanished by then, expunged by his cruel treatment of her and their newborn child, Murtagh.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The man expunged a last violent breath and went limp.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The story goes on to say that Bobby Kennedy appealed to J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI to expunge those records.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • There were moments in the Far East when he had craved his own death, if only to expunge the guilt he felt at putting her in such dangerous-untenable?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Père Lafontant had bribed a Haitian army colonel to expunge Farmer's name from the list.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • You must expunge yourself of this .... this torpor.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • The violators expunged.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The man expunged a throated wail; the weapon was withdrawn, the barrel now pressed into his cheek.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Whilst the English seem disposed carefully to retain the bloody traces of the dark ages in their penal legislation, the Americans have almost expunged capital punishment from their codes.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Thus I expunge certain stains, and erase old defilements; the woman who gave me a flag from the top of the Christmas tree; my accent; beatings and other tortures; the boasting boys; my father, a banker at Brisbane.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison, a more illustrious abode; every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The sober decency, earnestness and authority of their declaration of the real purpose of marriage will be honored and accepted, whilst their romantic vowings and pledgings and until-death-do-us-partings and the like will be expunged as unbearable frivolities.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • But the Virginia Legislature, dominated by Jackson's friends and Tyler's foes, and influenced by the sentimental feeling that the President should be permitted to retire without this permanent blot on his record, instructed its Senators to support the expunging resolution.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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