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exile

someone (from something) (to something) to force someone to leave something or some place and go to something or some place, often as a punishment for political reasons. The government exiled him from his hometown to an island off the coast of South America. They exiled Gerald to another country.
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Such were the ideas of the unfortunate prince while sitting listlessly upon his horse, to which he abandoned the reins; he rode slowly along beneath the warm May sun, in which the somber misanthropy of the exile perceived a last insult to his grief.
Is gone, according to all probability, after the exiles, to carry out all that can facilitate the success of the king's love.
Policy, the bane of artists demanded it, and so, for the sake of a thousand issues and a common front to the common foe, he placed the love of his life upon the altar of his patriotism, and went, a broken-hearted man, into the long exile.
By some papers of her father which fell into her hands she heard of the exile of her lover and learnt the name of the spot where he then resided.
Prying busybodies thrust their heads into the circle wherever two or three of the exiles were conversing together.
But let us hype they distributed some of their superfluous coin among these hapless exiles to purchase food and a night's lodging.
Pray Heaven that no family in Boston turned one of these poor exiles from their door
The exiles grew old in the British provinces, and never saw Acadia again.
It was a period when the religious exiles were accustomed often to buckle on their armor, and practise the handling of their weapons of war.
These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire.
Now, the Big-endian exiles have found so much credit in the emperor of Blefuscu's court, and so much private assistance and encouragement from their party here at home, that a bloody war has been carried on between the two empires for six-and-thirty moons, with various success; during which time we have lost forty capital ships, and a much a greater number of smaller vessels, together with thirty thousand of our best seamen and soldiers; and the damage received by the enemy is reckoned to be somewhat greater than ours.
In her tweet, Maryam stated that exile will be the fate of military dictators and non-democratic characters, not of representatives elected by people.
Among her topics are the exile as historian: Luke Wadding's Annales Minorum (1625-54) between global and local affiliations, the transculturation of exile: visual style and identity in the frescoes of the Aula Maxima at St.
Williams, National Liberation in Postcolonial Southern Africa: a historical ethnography of SWAPO's exile camps.
The sentences of a lifetime in exile issued against two Gonabadi Dervishes will be changed to life in prison unless the two "repent," a source with knowledge of the case has told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).