[ UK /ɛkspˈʌnd‍ʒ/ ]
[ US /ɪkˈspəndʒ/ ]
  1. remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
    scratch that remark
    Please strike this remark from the record
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How To Use expunge In A Sentence

  • Ghosts of expunged flora, the never-born groaning in vegetative chancery beneath the asphalt came up with a tropical curse, an equatorial leaden wet sweat of air which rose from the earth itself, rose right up through the baked asphalt and into the heated air which entered the lungs like a hand slipping into a rubber glove. Southpaw Grammar
  • Shakespeare's plays are so corrupt, any criticaster has good leave to expunge or expand at will, under a roving commission to hack and hew wheresoever and howsoever it may please him, under the plea of restoring the text. Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 099, March, 1876
  • The Mafia is almost totally expunged in Sicily anyhow – at least publicly. Mafia-free wine, White House, Justice Roberts, wine service – sipped and spit | Dr Vino's wine blog
  • Details of his criminal activities were expunged from the file.
  • The enthusiasm of the people is thus utilized before it has evanesced; but once enlisted (and that for the war) the word should be expunged from the soldier's vocabulary. Memoirs of the War of Secession
  • Fredrik Nyman: So what exactly does it mean to have your conviction expunged? The Volokh Conspiracy » “Down the Memory Hole” Speech Restrictions, Supported by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
  • Also, any ‘questionable language’ in the songs has been expunged.
  • She expunged the sound of his voice from the tape recording.
  • So the world has been stood on its head, historical memory has been expunged, and rationality and decency have gone into retreat across the continent of Europe.
  • Sometimes, Gandhi said Indian freedom would never come until untouchability was expunged; sometimes he argued that untouchability could be eliminated only after independence was won.
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