emigre emigre  /ˈɛ mə ˌɡreɪ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who leaves one country to settle in another

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Usage(s):

  1. It's a common stereotype in Israel--the Soviet emigre as lowlife--even though the perception is wildly wrong.
  2. Much of it is filled with details of emigre life.
  3. Chinese emigre authors who received advanced education in the West are more likely to write in English.

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  • "Matisse gave her life a point, a purpose," Spurling says. "She had been so humiliated (as a destitute emigre), but she never complained. She had enormous pride."
    on Sep 24, 2007 By: Hilary Spurling Source: The Australian

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