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expulsion
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Definition the act of forcing out
especially in 2 primary senses:
  • kicking someone out of an organization — such as a school or country
  • squeezing something to eliminate a liquid or gas
  • Her records shows expulsion from two schools.
expulsion = the act of forcing out — in this case, kicking someone out of school
  • If her behavior does not improve, she could face expulsion from school.
  • expulsion = being forcing to leave
  • the expulsion of pus from the pimple
  • expulsion from the Garden of Eden
  • Arthur then came in and stood at the window in sullen silence, brooding over his recent expulsion.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  An Unsocial Socialist
  • This event happened previous to the expulsion of the tyrant Christiern the Second from Sweden.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • As he pulled and tugged and wrenched, he kept exclaiming with every expulsion of breath, "Beasts!"
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Then one day they expelled all the foreign Jews from Sighet.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • expelled = forced out
  • Be warned, Potter—any more nighttime wanderings and I will personally make sure you are expelled.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • expelled = kicked out of school
  • Kids get expelled for this kind of thing, Jack!
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • expelled = kicked out of a school
  • I could get you both expelled for this!
    Dav Pilkey  --  Captain Underpants (# 1)
  • expelled = kicked out of school
  • He's already been expelled twice from the university.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • expelled = forced out of an organization
  • Although I think hitting a child would be valid grounds for expulsion in other schools, I agree such extreme measures aren't warranted here.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • expulsion = being kicked out of a school
  • ...did she imagine for a second that he did not regret his expulsion from the team a hundred times more than she did?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • expulsion = being kicked off
  • It's no laughing matter. Next thing it'll be an F, for Failure. And you know what that means. Expulsion. He'll be put back a grade.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • expulsion = kicked out of school (expelled)
  • Also, the man was chewing tobacco, and the muzzle of ice held his lips so rigidly that he was unable to clear his chin when he expelled the juice.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • expelled = spit out (forced out)
  • Jones was expelled, and the Manor Farm was theirs.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • expelled = forced to leave
  • ...if the Ministry got wind of any more magic in Privet Drive, Harry would face expulsion from Hogwarts.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • expulsion = to be thrown out (of the school never to attend classes again)
  • For the first time in my life, I'd almost made it an entire year without getting expelled.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • expelled = kicked out of school
  • As you know, underage wizards are not permitted to perform spells outside school, and further spellwork on your part may lead to expulsion from said school
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
expulsion = being thrown out

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