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expulsion
used in Arrowsmith

2 uses
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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
  • The child's breathing did not at first vary, as she choked in the labor of expelling her breath.
    Chapter 15 (76% in)
  • In the effort to expel her breath she writhed into terrifying knots, then coughed up saliva dotted with grayish specks.
    Chapter 15 (53% in)

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