01. The death penalty was [abolished] in this country about 50 years ago.
02. Hitting children as punishment for bad behavior was [abolished] in schools when I was a child.
03. The government has passed a law [abolishing] prayer in public schools.
04. The apartheid system of South Africa wasn't completely [abolished] until the early 1990s.
05. She is the president of a local group which is working to [abolish] all scientific testing on animals.
06. Slavery was finally [abolished] in the United States in the nineteenth century.
07. Nelson Mandela and President de Klerk of South Africa worked together to bring about the [abolition] of that country's discriminatory laws.
08. The human rights organization Amnesty International works tirelessly for the [abolition] of torture in prisons around the world.
09. Certain member states of the European Union have [abolished] border controls between countries to create a single, external frontier.
10. The [abolition] of Prohibition in the United States brought an end to the era of the gangsters.
11. Some people in England would like to see the complete [abolition] of the monarchy, suggesting it is an outdated, irrelevant institution.
12. In May 1998, certain limits on foreign investment in Korean equities were [abolished].
13. These laws are unfair and must be [abolished].
14. In 1993, Russian President Boris Yeltsin [abolished] the KGB security police.
15. Mao Zedong once suggested that war can only be [abolished] through war, and that in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
16. Belva Lockwood once observed that we can't [abolish] prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation.
17. [Abolitionists] protested outside the prison where the convicted murderer was about to be executed.
18. Some people believe that the [abolition] of the death penalty would only result in an increase in the murder rate.
19. They are campaigning to [abolish] abortion under all circumstances, except in cases where the mother's life is at risk.
20. News of the [abolition] of the tax was greeted with widespread celebrations.
21. In 1547, the practice of boiling people to death for certain crimes was finally [abolished] in Great Britain.
22. Friedrich Nietzsche once stated, "Beggars should be entirely [abolished]! Truly, it is annoying to give to them and annoying not to give to them."
23. Eugene Ionesco once noted that no society has been able to [abolish] human sadness.
24. Aristophanes once noted that wise people, even though all laws were [abolished], would still lead the same life.
25. When the Declaration of Independence was first written by Thomas Jefferson, there was a clause [abolishing] slavery, but it was later deleted because of popular pressure against the measure.
26. In 1899, the commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office called for the [abolition] of his department, suggesting that everything that could be invented had already been invented.

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