Feeling she must have, and courage, or she would never have dared to have ridded herself of the scourge of her life.
At the time of Theodoric also, Saint Cæsaræus ridded a house of lemurs haunting it.
Emancipation has ridded the country of the reproach, but not wholly of the calamity.
He is safe from me, yet if last night I had struck home, I should have ridded your country of a great and menacing danger.
At least it ridded him of the university and the Civil Law and American associations in beer-cellars.
“Oh yes,” said Morris, smiling now, as he ridded himself of thoughts of cheap dinners and half-crowns.
Koupriane's police, by killing that man, ridded us of a traitor.
As philanthropy has ridded us of chattel slavery, so philosophy must rid us of chattel sin and all its logical consequences.
As for Aunt Sarah Maltby, she only ridded up her own room, and never lifted her fingers to work outside it.
The unexpected onslaught staggered the huge bully, and then began the fight that ridded the rivers of Gaspard Petrie.
c.1200, "clear (a space); set free, save," from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse ryðja (past tense ruddi, past participle ruddr) "to clear (land) of obstructions," from Proto-Germanic *reudijanan (cf. Old High German riuten, German reuten "to clear land," Old Frisian rothia "to clear," Old English -royd "clearing," common in northern place names), from PIE root *reudh- "to clear land." The general sense of "to make (something) free (of something else)" emerged by 1560s. Senses merged somewhat with Northern English, Scottish, and U.S. dialectal redd. To get rid of (something or someone) is from 1660s. Related: Ridden; ridding.