Usage examples for Extirpating

  1. With them and with the lord of the house of Russel I watched over its cradle- I marked its growth- I rejoiced in its strength- I witnessed its maturity- I have been spared to see it ascend the very height of supreme power- directing the councils of the state- accelerating every great improvement- uniting itself with every good work- propping honorable and useful institutions- extirpating abuses in all our institutions- passing the bounds of our dominion, and in the new world, as in the old, proclaiming that freedom is the birthright of man- that distinction of color gives no title to oppression- that the chains now loosened must be struck off, and even the marks they have left effaced by the same eternal law of our nature which makes nations the masters of their own destiny, and which in Europe has caused every tyrant's throne to quake. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. " The glory of extirpating her infernal race," said the Vizier Horam, bowing before the genius Macoma, " belongs to my Sultan; otherwise Horam would esteem himself the happiest of mankind in her destruction." – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  3. The attack was a success, but because of a scarcity of shot the English failed in their desired goal of utterly extirpating the red men. – Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660 by Wilcomb E. Washburn