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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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast!
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • 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
  • I believe in the possibility of surprising joy, of serenity through pain, of homecoming through exile.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe

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