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Definition to force someone to live outside of their home country; or living in such a condition

or more rarely:  voluntary absence from one's own country
  • She fled Tibet and is living in exile in India.
exile = having to live outside one's home country
  • Napoleon was forced into exile on the island of Elba.
  • exile = having to live outside one's home country
  • Even in his first year in exile he had begun to plan for his return.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • exile = being forced to live outside of his home country
  •   And for that offence
      Immediately we do exile him hence.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • exile = expel (force to live elsewhere)
  • O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! ... But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • exile = forced absence from home
  • The Orders-in-Council provide for the exile of Canadian citizens.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • exile = forcing someone to live outside of their home country
  • And sayest thou yet that exile is not death!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • exile = being forced to live elsewhere
  •   Alas, my liege, my wife is dead to-night;
      Grief of my son's exile hath stopp'd her breath:
      What further woe conspires against mine age?
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • exile = being forced to live elsewhere
  •   The law, that threaten'd death, becomes thy friend,
      And turns it to exile; there art thou happy:
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • exile = being forced to live elsewhere
  •   Ha, banishment? be merciful, say death;
      For exile hath more terror in his look,
      Much more than death; do not say banishment.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • exile = being forced to live elsewhere
  •   Hence-banished is banish'd from the world,
      And world's exile is death,—then banished
      Is death mis-term'd: calling death banishment,
      Thou cutt'st my head off with a golden axe,
      And smil'st upon the stroke that murders me.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • exile = forced to live elsewhere
  • It wasn't enough just to exile me, was it?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • CYRANO: I tell you, it is there, There, that they send me for my Paradise, There I shall find at last the souls I love, In exile,—Galileo—Socrates!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • When, taken with mad Folly in his own land, a man does murder and in exile finds refuge in some rich house, then all who see him stand in awe.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Miss Stuart was in exile, from plundered Scotland still declining, three thousand miles away.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • A carriage was hastily ordered; and, closely veiled, I followed Mrs. Bruce, taking the baby again with me into exile.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • He was told that it was believed that the former sergeant, hunted, exiled and in despair, had stabbed himself to death.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • And they saw other Cadis, Pashas, and Effendis coming to supply the place of the exiles, and afterwards exiled in their turn.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • If inner peace is the true objective, would I win it in exile?
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Mary moved to the south of France for four years, living in exile in the town of Pau before returning to Springfield.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln

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