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abolish

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Definition eliminate (end, or do away with)
  • She is in favor of abolishing the death penalty.
abolishing = eliminating (doing away with)
  • The dictator's first move was to abolish free speech and a free press.
  • abolish = eliminate (do away with)
  • As part of his social agenda, the Captain abolished the worst aspects of the company-store system in Coalwood.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • abolished = eliminated (did away with)
  • We have abolished parole in many states.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • abolished = eliminated (done away with)
  • He did something which our democratic rulers hadn't, even Benazir, and abolished the law that stated that for a woman to prove she was raped, she had to produce four male witnesses.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • abolished = eliminated (did away with)
  • When Albert died on February 26, 1889, slavery had been abolished, but few black people owned land of their own.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • abolished = eliminated (did away with)
  • For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You
  • abolish = eliminate (end, or do away with)
  • But then in the 1780s a few indignant Britons, led by William Wilberforce, decided that slavery was so offensive that they had to abolish it.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • abolish = eliminate (end, or do away with)
  • Prudence indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they were accustomed.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton  --  Declaration of Sentiments
  • abolishing = eliminating (doing away with)
  • The Bird's rules were abolished.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • abolished = eliminated (done away with)
  • The constitutional monarchy had been abolished, replaced by a republic, led by a president of the republic.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • abolished = eliminated (done away with)
  • Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • abolished = eliminated (done away with)
  • You needed to surrender to some such ultimate purpose more fully, more unreservedly than you had ever done in the old familiar, peaceful days, in the old life that was now abolished and gone for good.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • abolished = eliminated
  • Only a handful of students wanted to work for the Wave, and I ended up writing so many of the articles that I abolished bylines; it looked a little ridiculous having my name appear four times on the front page.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • abolished = eliminated (did away with)
  • He meant those regions where men who lived by ancient tribal laws had rebelled against the communists and their decrees to liberate women, to abolish forced marriage, to raise the minimum marriage age to sixteen for girls.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • abolish = eliminate (do away with)
  • It was also dedicated to abolishing the evil institution of slavery.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • abolishing = eliminating (doing away with)
  • ...mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • He could not of course know — for he, Napoleon, was only now for the first time announcing it — that the name 'Animal Farm' had been abolished.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • abolished = eliminated (done away with)
  • He announced that, by a special decree of Comrade Napoleon, Beasts of England had been abolished.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • abolished = eliminated (done away with)
  • They were the same four pigs as had protested when Napoleon abolished the Sunday Meetings.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
abolished = eliminated (did away with)

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