The purges continued, albeit less dramatically, through the fall of last year.
purges must go too far, because extreme capriciousness is what stops the frenzy.
It all started with her leftist father, who barely avoided the purges of the 1970s.
A covenant is to a nation, as a fan to the floor, which purges away the chaff and purifies the wheat.
I'm going to ruin your reputation with the worst set of lies since the Red purges.
I suppose the slave labor camps and the purges and the forced confessions were the products of ordinary human beings?
In rage he sought his room, and swallowed all the purges and emetics to hand.
It is only the condition on which the one power that purges and that calms enters into my heart and works there.
The gum itself is esteemed a great vulnerary; and purges moderately those who are full of bilious, or gross humors.
He cures the sick, bestowing upon them much love and charity, and prescribing for them his purges and medicines.
c.1300, "clear of a charge or suspicion;" late 14c., "cleanse, clear, purify," from Anglo-French purger, Old French purgier "wash, clean; refine, purify" morally or physically (12c., Modern French purger) and directly from Latin purgare "cleanse, make clean; purify," especially of the body, "free from what is superfluous; remove, clear away," figuratively "refute, justify, vindicate" (also source of Spanish purgar, Italian purgare), from Old Latin purigare, from purus "pure" (see pure) + root of agere "to drive, make" (see act (n.)). Related: Purged; purging.
1560s, "that which purges," from purge (v.). Meaning "a purgative, an act of purging" is from 1590s. Political sense from 1730. Earliest sense in English was the now-obsolete one "examination in a legal court" (mid-15c.).
v. purged, purg·ing, purg·es
To cause evacuation of the bowels. n.
The act or process of purging.
Something that purges, especially a medicinal purgative.