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Delete   /dɪlˈit/   Listen
Delete

verb
(past & past part. deleted; pres. part. deleting)
1.
Remove or make invisible.  Synonym: cancel.
2.
Wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information.  Synonym: erase.
3.
Cut or eliminate.  Synonyms: blue-pencil, edit.






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"Delete" Quotes from Famous Books



... at liberty for a few moments?" he soberly inquired. He took care to delete every vestige of animation from his tone and manner, and so radical a change did this effect that his step-uncle blinked. A man as keen as John M. Hurd could not be blind to a mutation so great. He looked Mr. Wilkinson over with ...
— White Ashes • Sidney R. Kennedy and Alden C. Noble

... with the British army in France and with the British fleet have been submitted to the censor. Though the censor may delete military secrets, he may not prompt opinions. Whatever notes of praise and of affection which you may read between the lines or in them spring from the mind and heart. Undemonstratively, cheerily as they would go for a walk, with something ...
— My Year of the War • Frederick Palmer

... the need of mountain-shoes and good plain clothing in her letters to the Maynards, because Mr. Maynard particularly requested her to delete such items. Anne was bright at reading minds and smiled as she surmised the reason for the restriction. She knew Eleanor would glory in old clothes and a good time, but would Barbara be so willing to visit Pebbly Pit farm if she knew ...
— Polly of Pebbly Pit • Lillian Elizabeth Roy

... Edmund Gosse, to whom I am under special obligations; that I address myself particularly to you. But I, who am not frightened of many things, have always been frightened of editors. I am filled with awe when I think of the ultramarine pencil that is to delete my ultramontane views. You were, as I have hinted, the first to abrogate its use in my favour. When you, if not Consul, were at least Plancus, I think the only thing you ever rejected of mine was an essay entitled ...
— Masques & Phases • Robert Ross



Words linked to "Delete" :   rub out, cancel, deletion, take out, demagnetize, strike, censor, demagnetise, recording, take, remove, transcription, blue-pencil, withdraw, score out, efface, wipe off, expunge, take away, record, scratch, erase, edit, excise



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