Delete De*lete", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deleted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deleting}.] [L. deletus, p. p. of delere to destroy. Cf. 1st {Dele}.] To blot out; to erase; to expunge; to dele; to omit. [1913 Webster]

I have, therefore, . . . inserted eleven stanzas which do not appear in Sir Walter Scott's version, and have deleted eight. --Aytoun. [1913 Webster]

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