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Usage examples for excision

  1. I have been averse to reduce it by process of excision and suppression, into a mere cold narrative, because, by so doing, I would be unable to record what feelings swayed each member of the Expedition as well as myself during the days preceding the discovery of the lost traveller, and more especially the day it was the good fortune of both Livingstone and myself to clasp each other's hands in the strong friendship which was born in that hour we thus strangely met. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  2. This was the only one of the original forty- five my's that was cut out before the appearance of the fifth edition in 1869, and its excision throws curious light upon the working of Mr. Darwin's mind. – Luck or Cunning? by Samuel Butler
  3. Ligature and excision of the bitten skin have usually been practised and much of the poison eliminated before the antidote is applied. – On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote by A. Mueller
  4. When excision is deemed unwise or unnecessary, treatment should be directed towards maintaining the cavity in a state of asepsis. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  5. No false precision, which the nature and conditions of spiritual truth forbid, will, by cutting up the body of truth into definite and dead morsels, throw us into states of excision and division, equally manifold. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  6. Owing to the long time required for healing and the sensitiveness of the scar, the results of excision of the fascia are sometimes disappointing. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  7. But when slavery was abolished by the war the excision of the cancer left a wound that must necessarily be a long time in healing. – The South and the National Government by William Howard Taft
  8. The position of the limb most suitable for the operation is exactly that we have described as most convenient for the plantar excision. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  9. We naturally ask, Why leave any if thirty- six ought to be cut out, or why cut out thirty- six if nine ought to be left- especially when the claim remains practically just the same after the excision as before it? – Luck or Cunning? by Samuel Butler
  10. The only treatment known is instant excision of the part; and this is done the more frequently, because here, as in other parts of Africa, such stigmates are deemed ornamental. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  11. The acting version, indeed, is considerably condensed from the original, by the excision of various scenes explanatory of the conduct of the story, and by the omission of the cumbersome vision of Leonatus; and the gain of brevity thereby made helps to commend the work to a more gracious acceptance than it would be likely to obtain if acted exactly according to Shakespeare. – Shadows of the Stage by William Winter
  12. Excision of these glands. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  13. Sometimes the part affected is cupped with a horn and knife, or a leech performs excision. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  14. The best comedies of Congreve and Wycherley would seem intolerable to us without this excision. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  15. It isn't a matter of the orders, but of the soul- excision. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  16. Originally written for newspaper publication, many of the articles referred to events of the day, the interest of which has now passed away, and contained local allusions, which the general reader would fail to understand; in such cases excision became imperative. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  17. They should at once put themselves in the hands of a properly qualified medical practitioner, who may probably recommend clipping of the uvula or excision of the tonsils. – The Mechanism of the Human Voice by Emil Behnke
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