exile : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country
  • n  a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
  • n  the act of expelling a person from their native land
    men in exile dream of hope
  • v  expel from a country
    The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions

  • Henceforth, the dean of the Vatican diplomatic corps, Casimir Papee, Ambassador from the Polish government in exile, and Stanislaus Girdvainis.
  • Siberia has come to mean a land of exile, and the place easily fulfills its reputation as a metaphor for death and deprivation.
  • When Wendy Law-Yone returned to Burma after 33 years, she discovered that exile was a deliverance from her homeland's living hell.
News & Articles


  • Nelson Mandela in Denver Post
    Her haunting melodies gave voice to the pain of exile and dislocation which she felt for 31 long years. At the same time, her music inspired a powerful sense of hope in all of us,Mandela said in a statement.
  • President Bush in Washington Post
    In a message for those fighting dictatorships around the world, Bush added, "Democratic reformers facing repression, prison or exile can know: America sees you for who you are -- the future leaders of your free country."
  • John Paul Stevens in Washington Post
    The severity of deportation - the equivalent of banishment or exile - only underscores how critical it is for counsel to inform her noncitizen client that he faces a risk of deportation,said Justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote the opinion...

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