A Paper Life seemed to be a purging of your many demons, whereas this book seems to be a lot more reflective.
Another sign is a preoccupation with purging the party of heretics.
Al-Zarqawi believed in the importance of purging apostates – something his follower clearly endorses.
So was it simply the reports of the purging of the uncle which persuaded them to change their minds?
Democracy works this way: it has non-violent means of purging malignant elements.
There's nothing like a stiff climb and a summit for purging a man's mind.
Is the cold of the earth's night pleasant to him after the purging fire?
The strong must, besides moderate bleeding and purging, be kept on light diet and their body kept open.
But less of this happened, we may feel sure, than a purging away of the dross.
There is no necessity to resort to the old system of bleeding, purging, or the use of powerful sedatives.
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.