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eradicate
used in Tom Jones

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destroy completely
  • These were his words; and the impression they have made on me is never to be eradicated.
    Book 4 (17% in)
  • This, it is true, would of itself alone never have been able to eradicate Jones from his bosom; but it was greatly injurious to him, and prepared Mr Allworthy's mind for those impressions which afterwards produced the mighty events that will be contained hereafter in this history; and to which, it must be confest, the unfortunate lad, by his own wantonness, wildness, and want of caution, too much contributed.
    Book 3 (72% in)
  • Young as he is, that lad's notions of moral rectitude I defy you ever to eradicate."
    Book 4 (20% in)
  • For, brother, it is you—it is your preposterous conduct which hath eradicated all the seeds that I had formerly sown in her tender mind.
    Book 7 (13% in)
  • But you know I never could prevail upon you; and when I had taken so much pains to eradicate her headstrong opinions, and to rectify your errors in policy, you know she was taken out of my hands; so that I have nothing to answer for.
    Book 10 (79% in)
  • You will as easily believe that this affection may possibly be lessened; nay, I do assure you, contempt will wholly eradicate it.
    Book 11 (46% in)
  • There they learn a set of romantic notions of love, and I know not what folly, which this town and good company can scarce eradicate in a whole winter.
    Book 15 (10% in)

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