rid of

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rid of do away with
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Quotations

  • Demosthenes
    Demosthenes
    “The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.”
  • Coltvos
    Coltvos
    “The one who overcomes egotism rids themselves of the most stubborn obstacle that blocks the way to all true greatness and all true happiness.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas%20Carlyle
    “The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “I fear we are not getting rid of God because we still believe in grammar.”
  • Jeremy P. Johnson
    Jeremy P. Johnson
    “To rid ourselves of our shadows -- who we are -- we must step into either total light or total darkness. Goodness and evil.”
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster%20Fuller
    “Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.”

Usage

In literature:

She had a rage, dear thing, for getting rid of the lot of us.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
You ought to be glad to get rid of our noisy pack of youngsters for an hour or two.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
His only purpose was to get rid of me, and I did not believe that he would be very scrupulous about the means of doing so.
"Desk and Debit" by Oliver Optic
No way of getting rid of him!
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Not half good enough for you and would devil the life out of you before you got rid of her in self-defence.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The young man was going to consult him as to the best mode of getting rid of that embarrassment.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
They're getting rid of all of us who aren't Regulars, no matter how brilliant our service.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
I've heard of people hiding things they wanted to get rid of in a bluff.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
His whole object is to get rid of this necessity of disguise, so that he may be himself.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
He had got rid of the flesh and blood, and he presumed he had got rid of the devils.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
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In poetry:

What an exceeding rest 'twill be
When I can leave off being Me!
To think of it! — at last be rid
Of all the things I ever did!
"Eternal Me" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
O let me, when thy roof my soul hath hid,
O let me roost and nestle there:
Then of a sinner thou art rid,
And I of hope and fear.
"The Temper" by George Herbert
"O ladye, this is thy owne true love,
As playnlye thou mayest see;
And Ile rid thee of that foule paynim,
Who partes thy love and thee."
"King Estmere" by Anonymous British
And thus the men, whose fathers fought
Of tyranny this land to rid,
They crushed to earth, without a thought
Of the great deeds their fathers did.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
When fair Columbia ends her strife,
Ridding the negroes of the chains they've worn;
When liberty renews her life,
To all the glories of her mission born:—
"Lines, to Mr. Samuel Bamford, on his seventy-sixth birthday, February 28th, 1864." by Samuel Bamford
He fanned his gun fast but they got him at last,
And he died with his boots on his feet.
The wild West was rid of a dangerous kid
With the passin' of Yavapai Pete.
"Yavapai Pete" by Curley Fletcher

In news:

Once LeBron James rejected Cleveland, the town couldn't get rid of him fast enough.
Can a one time, ten-minute treatment get rid of head lice .
Here's everything you need to know about head lice , including what it is, how to treat it, and how to get rid of it.
Head lice are easy for kids to pick up, hard to get rid of and they're totally unpredictable.
After trying twice to get rid of a former church building, Barbara Lent accepted the fact that she was meant to keep it.
Even after the false claims are wholly debunked, it's hard to get rid of them once they've seeped into the Twitter bloodstream.
Taping shirt labels gets rid of itchiness .
Stinky solution QUESTION — A skunk sprayed our car, and we've washed it but can't seem to get rid of the smell.
Smartphone app gets rid of junk mail .
We have a home-based telephone, and if it were up to me, we would have gotten rid of it a long time ago.
"Get rid of the thing," people told us.
Getting rid of our landline phone was easy.
Will you really get rid of your glasses.
To get rid of 'Obamacare,' get rid of Obama.
The Washington State Board of Education wants schools to get rid of Native American mascots.
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In science:

However we get rid of this dependency by considering the Poincar´e series associated with the essential valuations, which in this case are monomial valuations.
Quasi Ordinary Singularities, Essential Divisors and Poincare Series
We can thus get rid of the vectorial character of the messages.
On the freezing of variables in random constraint satisfaction problems
Taking into account that each element λj is represented by a cyclic graph with 2q ′ + 1 edges, the only possibility to get rid of the ”extra” cycles in δk and is to glue the elements λj all long one of each other.
On Connected Diagrams and Cumulants of Erdos-Renyi Matrix Models
To get rid of the sums on the right-hand side, we need to estimate the number of different ways to choose the “data” J, {mj }j∈J .
The Jancovici - Lebowitz - Manificat law for large fluctuations of random complex zeroes
We can get rid of the modulus by observing that e|x| ≤ ex + e−x .
Non-equilibrium scaling limit for a tagged particle in the simple exclusion process with long jumps
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