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Synonyms for expurgation

the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work

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And the necessity of repeating the rite of expurgation signifies the incipient and perennial presence of that which is corrupt and depraved within.
Without denying the repressive nature and intent of censorship--here referring to both prepublication censorship and to expurgation of passages from previously published books--Raz-Krakotzkin focuses our attention on the role of censorship as a mediating factor between author and reader, assigning to the censor the role of cultural agent In Raz-Krakotzkin's account, the censor takes his place alongside other new professionals such as editors and typesetters.
Of the end of his political career, he acknowledged: "Before its close it was my good fortune to vote in the Senate for the expurgation of slavery from the constitution of the United States, when it had long been a stumbling block to the lovers of liberty.
Aristotelian logic provides the basis to examine the musings of our leaders and funny jokes are the expurgation.
We also know that exactly at this moment where it would be valuable to have documentation of local and plebian variations in usage, "the expurgation of traces of local dialects in both writing and speaking was an imperative of formal education.
It quoted David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a private group in Washington which made public a report on the Syrian site earlier in the week, as saying the expurgation of the building was inherently suspicious, adding: "It looks like Syria is trying to hide something and destroy the evidence of some activity.
It has long been accepted that two specific differences between Q and F Merry Wives are the result of revision, namely, the change of Ford's assumed name from Brook in Q to Broom in F and the expurgation of Q's oaths.
Lowell's well-known critique, published in the North American Review in 1865 and reprinted in My Study Windows (1871), was a workmanlike piece of character assassination that probably stemmed at least in part from Lowell's lingering resentment of Thoreau for having flamed him over the "mean and cowardly" expurgation of a sentence from "Chesuncook" when Lowell was editing the Atlantic Monthly in 1857.
Those who care about accurate description, and who assume textbook publishers care too, may read with alarm a new book that exposes the behind-the-scenes expurgation, which, in the name of political correctness, can reduce educational content to distorted, sterilized, inoffensive nonsense.
Writers seemed to have a choice: either conforming to communist propaganda and relinquishing all attempts at original and independent thought, thus submitting to expurgation and enforced silence, or defying the totalitarian authorities, thus becoming a non-person and risking physical annihilation.
Four reporters at the Regina Leader-Post were suspended for speaking to the media about the expurgation of an article critical of CanWest, and six more were reprimanded for removing their bylines in protest of the rewrite.
On another level, Baranski's book is a gloss on the dantesque product of this tradition; an expurgation of Dante's signs that makes reference to and relies on the very traditions that Baranski proposes ate at the root of Dante's most prevalent signifying scheme.
This action reveals a willingness to exercise oppressive power and a logic reminiscent of regimes bent on expurgation via extradition at any cost; regimes that ushered in concentration camps and other inquisitions (Murphy nd).