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expulsion
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The Scarlet Letter

3 uses
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Definition the act of forcing out — such as:
  • kicking someone out of an organization — such as a school or country
  • squeezing something to eliminate a liquid or gas
  • The prejudices which they shared in common with the latter were fortified in themselves by an iron frame-work of reasoning, that made it a far tougher labour to expel them.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (39% in)
  • To make himself the one trusted friend, to whom should be confided all the fear, the remorse, the agony, the ineffectual repentance, the backward rush of sinful thoughts, expelled in vain!
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (6% in)
  • It may be that it was the talisman of a stern and severe, but yet a guardian spirit, who now forsook her; as recognising that, in spite of his strict watch over her heart, some new evil had crept into it, or some old one had never been expelled.
    Chapter 15 -- Hester and Pearl (93% in)

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