AskDefine | Define riddance

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1 the act of removing or getting rid of something [syn: elimination]
2 the act of forcing out someone or something; "the ejection of troublemakers by the police"; "the child's expulsion from school" [syn: ejection, exclusion, expulsion]

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  1. The act of being rid of something.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 230c.
      And this kind of riddance is the most pleasant to listen to of all,

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