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banish
used in Washington Square

3 uses
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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
  • As he had been banished, as she said, from the house, she no longer saw him; but she ended by writing to him that she longed for an interview.
    Chapter 15 (75% in)
  • It was an explanatory document, and it explained a great many things, chief among which were the considerations that had led the writer to take advantage of an urgent "professional" absence to try and banish from his mind the image of one whose path he had crossed only to scatter it with ruins.
    Chapter 31 (38% in)
  • You have apparently quite banished from your mind the request I made you at Liverpool, before we sailed; the request that you would notify me in advance before leaving my house.
    Chapter 31 (65% in)

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