exodus exodus  /ˈɛk sə dəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
  2. (n) the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The independence of Morocco, Tunisia and now Algeriajoyful news to Moslemshas for Jews signaled another vast and melancholy exodus like so many other uprootings since Moses.
  2. The exodus began last September.

News

  1. Crass Exodus

    CRASS EXODUS We can only imagine the night sweats and cowering crouches that accompanied Exodus International executive director Alan Chambers’ withering decision to shut down the 37-year-old institution last week in the middle of the night, though we would like to imagine that there was a steamy three-way involved and some poppers . Exodus had become the apparent umbrella to many of the nation ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly

  2. To Exodus International's Alan Chambers: 'I wonder how you plan on making amends'

    An open letter was published in Friday's Washington Post to Exodus International's Alan Chambers from the Rev. Jay A. Wiesner, cofounder of The Naming Project. It's a beautiful letter that gets to the point: "I wonder how you plan on making amends." Dear Alan: We have never met, but we were on the same Our America With Lisa Ling episode called “Pray the Gay Away?”.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Tucson Weekly

  3. Exodus interview: what leaders of defunct 'gay conversion' group are planning

    Leaders of Exodus International, which announced it is closing this week, are starting a new group aimed at finding common ground within conservative churches and fostering acceptance of all sexual orientations. 
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  1. "Because it speaks to my history of being uprooted, it speaks to the African-American story of exodus, it describes the history of overcoming great odds and a courage and a commitment to carving out a democracy and prosperity in the midst of...
    on May 12, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. "I wouldn't want to shut out folks who don't have a skill. I wouldn't be here," McGuinty told a news conference. "We were part of the exodus from Ireland at the time of famine. We had no skills, we couldn't speak English, and we were...
    on Mar 26, 2007 By: Dalton McGuinty Source: 940 News

  3. "You see these days a lot of guys are just leaving for money. There's been a lot said in the media lately about trying to get the players more money to stop the exodus," Kenny said. "That's something we'll have to address and there will have...
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Nick Kenny Source: The Canberra Times

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