Definition Of exile

verb

expel and bar (someone) from their native country, typically for political or punitive reasons.

a corrupt dictator who had been exiled from his country

the state of being barred from one's native country, typically for political or punitive reasons.

he knew now that he would die in exile

Example Of exile

  • About 17 years earlier, in 519 BC, the first exiles had returned from Babylon with high hopes of a new life.

  • Albert's powers now include proposing legislation, exiling anyone he chooses, rewriting the constitution, and having control over every one of his citizen's lives.

  • ‘I believe that Israel made a historic mistake by not exiling him two years ago,’ he said.

  • But the Iraqi leader has said he would rather die than go into exile .

  • By the time they finished, Catholic Mary was dead and Elizabeth was on the throne, enabling the exiles to return.


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