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delete (something) from (something)

To remove something, usually text, from something else. I think that my argument made more sense once I deleted that section from my paper. Dude, you've got to delete your ex-girlfriend's number from your phone, or else you'll just keep calling her.
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delete something from something

to remove something from something; to cross something out from something. Will you please delete this paragraph from the contract? The line was deleted from the sales agreement.
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Even the individuals became less watchful and alert, so that one might have thought Numa and Sabor and Sheeta entirely deleted from the scheme of things.
This notification will contain all those posts, comments, and stories that were deleted from the user's account and also the reason for their removal.
In her letter, Ms Evans said: "It is not possible technically to tell what has been automatically deleted or to retrieve material which has already been deleted from the system."
Singh alleged that it is because of the fact that AAP is "working for re-entering the lakhs of voters names deleted from the electoral roll of Delhi".
According to (https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/15/twitter-direct-messages/) TechCrunch , security researcher Karan Saini said that (www.ibtimes.com/how-many-people-actually-use-twitter-q4-report-reveals-all-2760986) Twitter  still keeps direct messages for several years, even the ones deleted from the social media platform.
A further 4.5million emails were deleted from council mailboxes in March this year when emails five years and older were removed - making a total of 10million emails deleted overall, our investigation has found.
This not the first time that such an incident happens to the Egyptian peroformer, as a similiar video with Palestinian Activist Ahed Al Tamimi was deleted from her account earlier.
It said that names of those deceased persons would be deleted from the voters' lists, whose deaths were registered in union councils or NADRA.
Marsala hadn't specified what he wanted deleted from his server but just said on the experts' forum that the code erased everything, The Independent reported without mentioning where the company is based.
Denham's report, "Access Denied," explains the practice of "triple deleting," in which an e-mail is moved to the computer system's "deleted" folder, erased from the folder itself, and then manually deleted from a 14-day backup system.
The NBI said some entries had been deleted from the files, but the agency retrieved and included these in the copy it gave to the blue ribbon committee.
Kuala Lumpur, Jumada I 18, 1435, Mar 19, 2014, SPA -- Data was deleted from a flight simulator belonging to the pilot of the missing Malaysian passenger jet, Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said, according to dpa.
Ars tested out photo deletion on Instagram, which Facebook just acquired for $1 billion, and found that aside from a four-month delay on one photo, other pics were instantly deleted from Instagram's servers.
According to a directive issued last week by Pakistan's Telecommunication Authority, nearly 1,700 words and phrases are banned and must be deleted from texts by mobile phone operators there.
Key management systems should include automated and manual processes to ensure that all copies of a key are deleted from all devices, archives, and backups.
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