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Definition remove someone from a position or office against their will


force someone or something out
  • started a campaign to oust her from office
  • The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds
  • MP3 players ousted portable CD players.
  • science began to oust superstition in her thinking
  • Soon, his own forces deserted him and he was ousted in a coup in early March.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • When I arrived at the theater a few mornings later, I was horrified to find that the company had drawn up a petition demanding the ousting of DeSheim.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Mine was not the reciprocal wish till envy stimulated me to oust Arabella.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Let faith oust fact; let fancy oust memory; I look deep down and do believe.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • When the Professor saw Mina a smile, a positive smile ousted the anxiety of his face.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • And in the bloodless military coup that ousted him, General Pervez Musharraf had been installed in his place.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Instead of keeping close to me and trying to oust me from the slit, the curate had gone back into the scullery.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • I knew him as a student firebrand, organizing others for curricular reform, or collecting signatures to oust an unpopular warden.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • She will need to sail home to oust Euron and press her own claim.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Her windows gleamed as if they did not want him; her curtains seem to hang slily, as if they screened an ousting presence.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • It is the people of Iran who ousted the Shah and unanimously approved the establishment of an Islamic Republic.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • But what right had I to oust johnswort and the rest, and break up their ancient herb garden?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Someone edged up to the stove of the 38th, only to be ousted.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Would Miss Crawley herself hold out; and had she not a secret longing to welcome back the ousted adversary?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Yet he couldn't very well oust someone else.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • Wal, Madero will oust Diaz, an' then some other rebel will oust Madero.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars

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