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banish
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King Lear
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  • Fare thee well, king: sith thus thou wilt appear, Freedom lives hence, and banishment is here.
  • —And the noble and true-hearted Kent banished! his offence, honesty!
  • Such unconstant starts are we like to have from him as this of Kent’s banishment.
  • Kent banish’d thus! and France in choler parted!
  • —Now, banish’d Kent, If thou canst serve where thou dost stand condemn’d, So may it come, thy master, whom thou lov’st, Shall find thee full of labours.
  • Five days we do allot thee for provision To shield thee from diseases of the world; And on the sixth to turn thy hated back Upon our kingdom: if, on the tenth day following, Thy banish’d trunk be found in our dominions, The moment is thy death.
  • Nay, an thou canst not smile as the wind sits, thou’lt catch cold shortly: there, take my coxcomb: why, this fellow hath banish’d two on’s daughters, and did the third a blessing against his will; if thou follow him, thou must needs wear my coxcomb.
  • — He said it would be thus,—poor banish’d man!
  • I promise you, the effects he writes of succeed unhappily: as of unnaturalness between the child and the parent; death, dearth, dissolutions of ancient amities; divisions in state, menaces and maledictions against king and nobles; needless diffidences, banishment of friends, dissipation of cohorts, nuptial breaches, and I know not what.
  • They say Edgar, his banished son, is with the Earl of Kent in Germany.
  • Kent, sir, the banish’d Kent; who in disguise Follow’d his enemy king and did him service Improper for a slave.

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  • He was banished from his own country.
  • I tried to banish the thought from my mind.

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