bowdlerise


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Synonyms for bowdlerise

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

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"No-one wants to bowdlerise or romanticise his life but concentrating on his death at a time when he had tax problems, was seriously ill and was drinking far too much is not going to give the whole picture."
e verb bowdlerise now associates his name with censorship not only of literature but also of movies and TV.
"No-one wants to bowdlerise or romanticise his life but concentrating on his death at a time when he had tax problems, when he was seriously ill and when he was drinking far too much is not going to give the whole picture."
And in Macbeth, Lady Macbeth's famous cry "Out, damned spot!" was changed to "Out, crimson spot!" His work became enshrined in the English language, the verb "to bowdlerise" now associating his name with the censorship not only of literature but also of movies and TV programmes.
Barbirolli's hand-picked cast is magnificent: Renata Scotto so ecstatically vulnerable, so ultimately tragic in stature as Butterfly; Carlo Bergonzi glorious as the caddish Pinkerton (sweet how the German translation bowdlerises his apparently nudge-making name in that language to 'Linkerton'); and Rolando Panerai so well-cast as the sympathetic, sorrowing Consul Sharpless.