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of, relating to, or tending to eliminate

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After Verdict, Christie never wrote another theatre drama, possibly because she never felt the compulsion to dramatise her darkest fears again so cathartically.
45) Cathartically, this will lead to his liberation from it, a change of heart to reciprocate that made by Olim.
27) Also, to Annette, silence represents a form of isolation in which she cannot cathartically express her fears.
Yet, Willy's death draws father and number one son closer together, all passion and bitterness having been cathartically dissipated in Act II and
Yet Freeman's slaves stand out against these others in three significant regards: first, his slaves are capable of lofty philosophical concepts of freedom based on their African heritage rather than European philosophy (and without any suggestion of noble birth or upbringing); second, they are brave even in the depiction of their suicides; and third, Molosso and Sango's revolt is cathartically tragic rather than innocuously comic.
The novel is emphatically not about overcoming "emotional barricades," to borrow Kracauer's language, but is concerned rather with the dead-end of democratic faith in feelings of fear and anxiety that can't be cathartically purged, or connected to something more profoundly human without irony or skepticism.
Although he has been cathartically released by his re-remembering, the possibility exists that just as he managed to escape his own history through immersion in other histories over the years, he now stands in danger of escaping the reality of the present by immersing himself in the aqueous stories of his personal past in order to discover why he transmitted the deathly, forbidden knowledge of Dick's parentage to his brother.
They display a high degree of self-reflexivity and personal anguish, and read cathartically in their re-writing of history.
Women were able to cathartically express their worries and concerns in these baths and closely bond.
The very concept of expression presupposes indeed some separation within the subject, and along with that a whole metaphysics of the inside and outside, of the wordless pain within the monad and the moment in which, often cathartically, that "emotion" is then projected out and externalized, as gesture or cry, as desperate communication and the outward dramatization of inward feeling.
The re-jailed H cathartically confronted ghosts of the four dead characters in a scene reminiscent of Richard III's night before Bosworth.
Now a victim of Zero's unbounded violence (he maltreats and despises his seven concubines), Eve learns cathartically of the cruelties that Evelyn inflicted on women in the past and atones for the sins he committed (107).
Through art we can cathartically engage those human proclivities that we perhaps would like to sweep under the rug--our recurring disquietude, self-conscious doubt, and indelible vanity.
The violence later becomes physical, and when the father finally acts by slapping the mother in Julien's defense, the aud at the press screening cathartically applauded.
Brett, on the other hand, can only curse the "damned" sanctity of the quiet space and rush outside where she and lake cathartically "walk along" (212).