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

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edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

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Significant figures of the period make appearances in the play, including John Ruskin and Walter Pater, the Oxford dons whose aesthetic ideas would so influence Housman's generation; Oscar Wilde; Benjamin Jowett, the conservative and bowdlerizing classicist; and Henry Labouchere, the liberal politician whose notorious amendment to the British Criminal Law of 1885 would provide the grounds for Wilde's imprisonment a decade later.
Liturgists who defend using the reproaches say the problem of anti-Judaism has to be handled through education, not by deleting or bowdlerizing traditional texts.