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used in Middlemarch

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to expel or get rid of
in various senses, including:
  • to force someone to leave a country as punishment
  • to push an idea from the mind
  • Her reverie was broken, and the difficulty of decision banished, by Celia's small and rather guttural voice speaking in its usual tone, of a remark aside or a "by the bye."
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (36% in)
  • Will Ladislaw's smile was delightful, unless you were angry with him beforehand: it was a gush of inward light illuminating the transparent skin as well as the eyes, and playing about every curve and line as if some Ariel were touching them with a new charm, and banishing forever the traces of moodiness.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (81% in)
  • "My dear Dorothea—'who with repentance is not satisfied, is not of heaven nor earth:'—you do not think me worthy to be banished by that severe sentence," said Mr. Casaubon, exerting himself to make a strong statement, and also to smile faintly.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (85% in)
  • Themselves at least he had never been unnatural enough to banish from his house, and it seemed hardly eccentric that he should have kept away Brother Jonah, Sister Martha, and the rest, who had no shadow of such claims.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (82% in)
  • In spite of Mr. Casaubon and the banishment from Lowick, he was rather happy; getting a great deal of fresh knowledge in a vivid way and for practical purposes, and making the "Pioneer" celebrated as far as Brassing (never mind the smallness of the area; the writing was not worse than much that reaches the four corners of the earth).
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (30% in)
  • A touch, a ray, that is not here, A shadow that is gone: "A dream of breath that might be near, An inly-echoed tone, The thought that one may think me dear, The place where one was known, "The tremor of a banished fear, An ill that was not done— O me, O me, what frugal cheer My love doth feed upon!"
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (40% in)
  • Will was banished further than ever, for Mr. Casaubon must have been newly embittered by this thrusting upon him of a presence which he refused to recognize.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (43% in)
  • She did not know then that it was Love who had come to her briefly, as in a dream before awaking, with the hues of morning on his wings—that it was Love to whom she was sobbing her farewell as his image was banished by the blameless rigor of irresistible day.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (12% in)
  • But still the disappointed father held a strong lever; and Fred felt as if he were being banished with a malediction.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (33% in)
  • But there had followed his parting words—the few passionate words in which he had implied that she herself was the object of whom his love held him in dread, that it was his love for her only which he was resolved not to declare but to carry away into banishment.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (40% in)
  • Exiles notoriously feed much on hopes, and are unlikely to stay in banishment unless they are obliged.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (70% in)

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