- v expel from a community or group
- v ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
- v expel, as if by official decree
he was banished from his own country
- v drive away
banish bad thoughts
- We can banish extreme poverty in our generation--yet 8 million people die each year because they are too poor to survive.
- He swore to banish forever the kind of error made by the Red Cross from 1940 to 1944, when it distributed packages but remained silent over the crime of the death camps, where his .
- He couldn't banish the stain of sleaze that leached through our public life this year, nor could he restore civility to our discourse or turn the media's attention to rotten .
- Manmohan Singh in Earthtimes.org
Sixty years ago the people of India began a new journey as a free nation, inspired by the message and vision of Mahatma Gandhi. But Gandhiji's dream of a free India would only be fully realized when we banish poverty from our midst,Singh said.
- Pope Benedict XVI in Seattle Post Intelligencer
We must do all we can to overcome suffering, but to banish it from the world is not in our power,Benedict wrote. "Only God is able to do this."
- Asif Ali Zardari in AFP
Afghanistan and Pakistan should "stand together and persuade the international community to devise a Marshall Plan for the region to banish the militancy and its effects for all time to come," Zardari said, referring to the US initiative...