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- ‘As the example shows, bowdlerization is not only dishonest, it leads to dumbing down of language and ideas.’
- ‘‘The music is a bowdlerisation of Handel's coronation anthem, Zadok the Priest,’ she says, which we presume is a bad thing.’
- ‘But the Hollywood treatment reflected the bowdlerization of the era.’
- ‘But none of this comes close to making up for what is a standard made-for-television biography eviscerated by massive, inexcusable bowdlerization.’
- ‘The only justification which can be advanced for such bowdlerisation is undeniable necessity, and this leads on to the third and last aspect of Harker's critique.’
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