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do away with

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In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.
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to do away with

  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To destroy, eliminate, or make an end of.
    • 1887, Mabel Collins, The Illuminated Way: A Guide to Newophytes, 1903 ed., Yogi publications, New Jersey, p. 35,
    For no nearness in space, no closeness of relations, no daily intimacy, can do away with the inexorable laws which give the adept his seclusion.
    Using electricity as motive power for railroads will do away with fuel trains, tenders, coal handling, water, and all that.

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