1. English editor who in 1818 published an expurgated edition of the works of Shakespeare (1754-1825)
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How To Use Bowdler In A Sentence

  • Thomas Bowdler was a famous expurgator
  • However, their voices have been lost; that is, their idiom and phraseology were bowdlerized by pious editors like Hibbins
  • As I'd grown older, I'd noticed that Florence had ceased to bowdlerize her storytelling. TIME OF THE WOLF
  • Jane, please, please never let them bowdlerize you. Firedoglake » Murray Waas Says VandeHei Can Take a Victory Lap
  • The Live 8 solution of 2005 was designed not to get us to send in our money to bowdlerise Mr. Geldof, but to raise awareness and educate the public. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • The scholarly Arden footnotes both the sexual and nonsexual readings of the line, although its explanation of the latter — that she wants somebody else's beard on her chin — seems reminiscent of the puritanical bowdlerizing of editions past. Did Viola, Rosalind, and Portia wax?
  • The first intimations of serious trouble came from Trieste, where the censors savagely bowdlerised Stiffelio 1850.
  • Thinking to sink HMS Telegraph, the House of Commons this morning fired off an Exocet missile in the form of publishing its own thoroughly bowdlerized version of their expenses. Expenses: The Commons Exocets Itself
  • What I objected to was the bowdlerization of the biographical tradition. Keeping sex out of scholarship
  • I bowdlerize the comment, which concluded with a request that I spare him further examples of local superstition, a subject with which he was only too well acquainted. The Curse of the Pharaohs
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