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purge
used in Julius Caesar

2 uses
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Definition
get rid of things thought undesirable
The exact meaning of purge can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "purge the government of our enemies" — get rid of people for political reasons
  • "purge my closet of everything I haven't worn in a year" — get rid of undesired things
  • "To purge yourself of crippling sorrow, you'll need to express it." — get rid of unwanted feelings
  • "I'm doing a 24-hour purge and then starting a new diet." — emptying the intestinal tract
  • This shall mark Our purpose necessary, and not envious; Which so appearing to the common eyes, We shall be call'd purgers, not murderers.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Rome. BRUTUS'S orchard (54% in)
  • What, is Brutus sick, And will he steal out of his wholesome bed To dare the vile contagion of the night, And tempt the rheumy and unpurged air To add unto his sickness?
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Rome. BRUTUS'S orchard (80% in)

There are no more uses of "purge" in Julius Caesar.

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