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banish
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
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
  • Do you banish me from this place forever, then, Maggie?
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Wavering Balance (71% in)
  • But that sort of wishing had been banished along with other dreams that savored of seeking her own will; and she thought, besides, that Philip might be altered by his life abroad,—he might have become worldly, and really not care about her saying anything to him now.
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- In the Red Deeps (6% in)
  • "No, indeed; I'm only guessing what Mrs. Tulliver's daughter must be; and then if she is to banish Philip, our only apology for a tenor, that will be an additional bore."
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- A Duet in Paradise (41% in)
  • Philip must not have that odious thought in his mind; she would banish it from her own.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (38% in)
  • But at last it was the turn of the good old-fashioned dance which has the least of vanity and the most of merriment in it, and Maggie quite forgot her troublous life in a childlike enjoyment of that half-rustic rhythm which seems to banish pretentious etiquette.
    6.10 -- Book 6 Chapter 10 -- The Spell Seems Broken (14% in)
  • Maggie, all this time, moved about with a quiescence and even torpor of manner, so contrasted with her usual fitful brightness and ardor, that Lucy would have had to seek some other cause for such a change, if she had not been convinced that the position in which Maggie stood between Philip and her brother, and the prospect of her self-imposed wearisome banishment, were quite enough to account for a large amount of depression.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (7% in)
  • When, at last, the need for belief in Maggie rose to its habitual predominance, he was not long in imagining the truth,—she was struggling, she was banishing herself; this was the clue to all he had seen since his return.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (37% in)
  • I am banished from both now.
    7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (27% in)

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