Usage examples for extirpate

  1. Beowulf's descent into the abyss to extirpate the scourge is suggestive of that Article in the Apostles' Creed which had a peculiar fascination for the mind of the Dark and Middle Ages; the fight with the dragon; the victory that cost the victor his life; the one faithful friend while the rest are fearful- these incidents seem almost like reflections of evangelical history. – Anglo-Saxon Literature by John Earle
  2. One of the features which most forcibly strikes the reader of the history of those times is, what took place all over the island when the English Parliament issued that celebrated proclamation in which it was declared that " it was not their intention to extirpate this whole nation." – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  3. It was natural that a doctrine, which to the state showed itself only in its most unfavorable aspect, should not have been able to reconcile a monarch who had already so many reasons to extirpate it; and it is no wonder, therefore, that be employed against it the arms it had itself forced upon him. – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller