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It is thought likely that negotiations will take place to expurgate details which Mr Meldrum regards as personal.
Subsequent copies of the manuscript however all contain the expression; the most likely explanation is a later attempt to expurgate the manuscript of all inappropriate material.
As the quasi-autobiographical plot nears its end, Greene abandons his narrator-hero and adopts a first person monody in which he vehemently attempts to expurgate the dangers of human vanity.
But one need only compare the novel with its widely known model, Flaubert's Madame Bovary (1857), to conclude that the novel sensationalizes Flaubert's characterization even as it expurgates his plot.
167) expurgates the Catholic Church's role in the Shoah.