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drive from the temple of our ancient faith

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Alva K, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Alva K Member

    We dedicated ourselves to the fulfillment of a vision—to speed the time when there would be for all the people that security and peace essential to the pursuit of happiness. We of the Republic pledged ourselves to drive from the temple of our ancient faith those who had profaned it; to end by action, tireless and unafraid, the stagnation and despair of that day. (Franklin D. Roosevelt's Second Inaugural Address)

    What does "drive" mean in this context?
  2. sound shift

    sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    It means "expel".

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