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He was banished from his own country.
  to expel or get rid of — such as a person from a community or an idea from the mind
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  • He was banished from his own country.
  • I tried to banish the thought from my mind.
  •   "What happened to you?" asked Flora.
      "I was banished."
      ... It was a word that Flora could feel in the pit of her stomach, a small, cold stone of a word.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Romeo is banished
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet

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  • Now go we in content To liberty, and not to banishment.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • him keep with, the rest banish.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • You do know that banishment is much harder than any jail cell, don’t you?
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • But now he was gone, Banished to the world of the Grievers, taken to wherever they took their prey, victim to whatever was done there.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • But were you banish’d for so small a fault?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Enrique is banished to a tiny stone building seven feet behind the house but a world away.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey

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  • As soon as he signed on, however, all thoughts of geometry were banished.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Do you know that men are sometimes banished for life?
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • When that control was violated—or perceived to have been violated—Luma’s reflex, it seemed, was to banish the violator.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Maybe he had a girlfriend who really believed he would come back …. But then I think of Rue’s still body and I’m able to banish the boy from my mind.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • I was banished from the living room when they came, but listened all the same, sitting on the steps in the darkened foyer.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • To be banished from this place seemed really unfair.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • They were supposed to be practicing the opposite of the Summoning Charm today — the Banishing Charm.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • The miserable knot in his chest loosened slightly with the relief of Knowing he was not yet definitely expelled, though his fears were by no means banished.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Chen’s death cast a pall over the mountain as rumors of the accident spread from tent to tent, but thirty-three climbers would be departing for the summit in a few short hours, and the gloom was quickly banished by nervous anticipation of what lay ahead.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The priest banished him from church, where he rarely went anyway.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He wants you banished from Pakistan.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Every time Theresa laughed or squeezed his hand, she reaffirmed the feelings he’d had when she was last in Wilmington, banishing the dark thoughts that plagued him in her absence.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • If I had to, I supposed I could purposefully put myself in danger to keep him close… I banished that thought before his quick eyes read it on my face.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • If he were any other vampire, he would be banished from Elysia and shunned.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • The coaches who had come to Briarcrest to woo Michael Oher also had trouble banishing him from their thoughts.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • She knew that if she went with Pedro Tercero she would be banished from her social circle and from the position she had always had, and she also realized that she would never be accepted by Pedro Tercero’s friends or be able to adjust to the modest life of a working-class quarter.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Deo was an altar boy, in spite of his father’s banishment from the church.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Cole strained at the cuffs even though he had agreed to wear them until he was freed on the island to begin his banishment.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • It is possible I could make arrangements to have Cole banished to a remote island on the Inland Passage.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • In the rear of the skiff sat Edwin, a quiet, potbellied Tlingit elder who had helped arrange Cole’s banishment.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • "You’ll wear them reversed for the first two weeks of your banishment to show humility and shame," Edwin said, his voice hard as stone.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • When his father had agreed to pay all the expenses of banishment, it was just another one of his buyouts.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • This banishment was the ultimate hurt—worse than his father’s fists and belt, worse than his mother’s never caring.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • What makes banishment work is the extreme isolation.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Banishment isn’t a sentence.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Sentencing would be delayed until the end of Cole’s banishment.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • For the first time, he wondered whether he’d be able to complete the school before cold weather set in, but he banished the thought, propped his head against a bale of hay, and lulled by the slowly rocking truck, slept.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • When he turned around Jean Louise saw amusement banish the indignation in his eyes, then meld into an expression she could not read.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • And we have not forgotten to provide for our weary spirits many relaxations from toil; we have regular games and sacrifices throughout the year; our homes are beautiful and elegant; and the delight which we daily feel in all these things helps to banish sorrow.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • The image of the sick boy, Ben, being Banished back in the Glade swam into his brain.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • She’d banished Miss Milhouse’s thoughts from her mind, but she knew how her father and Miss Milhouse and all of society would view this, Jane dying with the shirtwaist workers, in the embrace of a crone with a shawl and a rosary.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • I didn’t see his translator and wondered if Henri had banished him for the day.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • The first songs I learned were chants to banish demons.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • He banished them, consigned them to the fire, not to desecrate them but to sanctify us.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • "I’m banished if I try to leave."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Having first knelt down and peered under the doors of all the cubicles to make absolutely certain we were alone and could not be overheard, he explained in an agonized whisper that I must never, on pain of banishment, address the Deputy as anything but "Chief," or, barring that, by his Boer War title of "Colonel."
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Glamour be banished!
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I have not yet been banished from this earth.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • A few months of military rations weren’t enough to banish the specter of malnutrition that haunted the Colony’s poor outer ships, Walden and Arcadia.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • And he had never banished me from anything before.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
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