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to examine (material) and remove parts considered harmful or improper for publication or transmission

Synonyms for bowdlerize

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

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But I hope that readers of the bowdlerized version of "Huckleberry Finn" will eventually go on to the original.
Unfortunately, not only were the works that were printed badly bowdlerized but the mass of North's surviving manuscripts, written over a 40-year period, are undated, sometimes rewritten, re-attempts at the same question, or partly destroyed.
Around me, spread over the ground on the old wooden floor that has turned gray, generations of dust and sand clogged between its boards, on the little chest of drawers, also white, whose paint is flaking off, on the half-empty Formica shelves, where only cast-off books are still lying around--a biography of Marie Stuart from the children's "pink library" series, presumably a bowdlerized version, an illustrated Famous Five adventure (from when the series was in its decline), and, on the other bed, empty (my cousins are older than me, we never have to sleep in the same room), there are boxes everywhere.
There have been two very fine productions of this opera from Barcelona and Amsterdam released previously on DVD, in addition to a 1966 film of the bowdlerized version which stars Galina Vishnevskaya in a stunning performance, and all of them outshine this effort.
What information can be gleaned from these bowdlerized pages?
The history of the place has been bowdlerized; the waste from falls-powered industries, buried.
1525 printing of Parliament of Fowls bowdlerized Chaucer's text, clothing the naked Beaute and emending Priapus to Priamus; that edifying proverbs were plentifully inscribed "upon walls, eaves, and 'the rouf of my lorde percy [the younger's water] closett'" (158) in the household of the fifth Earl of Northumberland.
Part Three, "Catholic Books in a Protestant World," begins with an examination of the effects of print on the market for Books of Hours, before looking at some examples of annotated, censored, and bowdlerized books that allow us to trace individuals' responses to the process of reformation, and to catch "a glimpse of the impact on personal religion of the religious flux of mid-Tudor England" (p.
Without the sense, then, of something brilliant being bowdlerized, this already slight film runs out of fumes early.
The enterprising publisher then bowdlerized English texts for translation into Dutch to serve a strict Roman Catholic readership.
Utah-based CleanFlicks is one of a dozen or so companies that delete sex, violence, and profanity from movies and then distribute the bowdlerized versions (which are clearly labeled as such) to their mostly religious customers.
If this Bill is passed, we as a nation run the very real risk of reducing our democracy to a state similar to that bowdlerized impersonation of the democratic concept passed off by the Belarus government in their latest Presidential elections.
Grant's original chorus lyrics were almost identical to Amsterdam's adaptation in their description of the social interactions between the native girls and Gls stationed on the island: "Drinking rum and CocaCola./Go down Point Koomahnah./Both mother and daughter/working for the Yankee dollar." But Amsterdam had bowdlerized the rest of the words to make them more palatable to the American market.
Are today's playhouses really doing faux-Chekhov and bowdlerized versions of "Journey's End," or medical dramas that make one pine for the sobriety of "MASH?" They're far more likely--for reasons both aesthetic and financial--to aim their targets elsewhere: toward cosy two-handers like "A Life in the Theater," for instance.
It is almost impossible to quote a Marine without colorful cuss words three or four times in each sentence, and without that cursing their iterations feel bowdlerized and false.