expel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v expel eliminate (a substance) "combustion products are exhausted in the engine","the plant releases a gas"
    • v expel cause to flee "rout out the fighters from their caves"
    • v expel remove from a position or office "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"
    • v expel force to leave or move out "He was expelled from his native country"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In one day, a full grown redwood tree expels more than 2 tons of water through its leaves.
    • Expel To cut off from further connection with an institution of learning, a society, and the like; as, to expel a student or member.
    • Expel To discharge; to shoot. "Then he another and another [shaft] did expel ."
    • Expel To drive away from one's country; to banish. "Forewasted all their land, and them expelled .""He shall expel them from before you . . . and ye shall possess their land."
    • Expel To drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject; as, to expel air from a bellows. "Did not ye . . . expel me out of my father's house?"
    • Expel To keep out, off, or away; to exclude. "To expel the winter's flaw."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • expel To drive or force out or away; send off or away by force or constraint; compel to leave; dismiss forcibly or compulsorily: as, to expel air from a bellows or from the lungs; to expel an invader or a traitor from a country; to expel a student from a college, or a member from a club.
    • expel To exclude; keep out or off.
    • expel To reject; refuse.
    • expel Synonyms Exile, Exclude, etc. (see banish), expatriate, ostracize; eject, dislodge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Expel eks-pel′ to drive out: eject: to discharge: to banish:
    • pr.p Expel expel′ling; pa.p. expelled′
    • v.t Expel eks-pel′ (Shak.) to keep off
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Quotations

  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.”
  • Italo Calvino
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    “The unconscious is the ocean of the unsayable, of what has been expelled from the land of language, removed as a result of ancient prohibitions.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. expellere, expulsum,; ex, out + pellere, to drive: cf.F. expeller,. See Pulse a beat
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. expellĕre, expulsumex, out, pellĕre, to drive.

Usage

In literature:

He brought the native leader Aguinaldo back to the islands, whence he had been expelled, to foment insurrection.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Supposing the faculty should expel him!
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
You'll all get expelled, as like as not, and, come to think of it, I'm real glad I'm not to go with you.
"Miss Ashton's New Pupil" by Mrs. S. S. Robbins
I don't mind if she expels me!
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
If anger comes, mirth goes; when greed is in the ascendency, generosity is expelled.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Warned M. Blair not to protect one whom Fremont deservedly expelled.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
This would expel any noxious vapours, and promote the health of the family.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Zeno used the imperial power to expel those who would not sign it.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
Remarks on some means employed to destroy Taenia, and expel them from the Human Body.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
The juice is then expelled by pressure, and the residue pounded into a coarse meal, which is made into thin cakes.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
It sinks again and next rises less high and air is again expelled.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Should this marriage become known to college authorities, Davies would be expelled.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
Why should my daughter be expelled from my own house?
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
The French are expelled Bohemia.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
He expelled seven, in succession or at one fell swoop, from Mary Magdalene.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
During the last ten years four members have been expelled from the House of Commons.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
If one of their number is wounded or disabled, they ruthlessly expel it from the hive.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
Instead of expelling an intruding demon, we have to repair a deranged system.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
A powerful faction elected Cardinal Octavian, and Alexander was forcibly expelled.
"Barbarossa; An Historical Novel of the XII Century." by Conrad von Bolanden
Then came the thought that she would run after him, but the thought was expelled quickly.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

If any one has in the past time offended
Us angry creatures who soon take offence,
These words in the prayer are surely intended
To soften our minds, and expel wrath from thence.
"On The Lord's Prayer" by Charles Lamb
The Fiend, like a man in strong panoply bold,
Of the hearts of each mortal has taken fast hold,
Nor can the whole world thence th' invader expel,
'Till Christ comes, and hurls him down headlong to hell.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
Their eyes watch for the morning hue;
Their little grain, expelling night,
So shines and sings as if it knew
The path unto the house of light.
It seems their candle, howe'er done,
Was tinned and lighted at the sun.
"Cock-Crowing" by Henry Vaughan
Now stamped the Squire, and knowing not
Her business, waved her from the spot.
Encircled by the men of might,
The head of Jane, like flickering light,
As in a charger, they beheld
Ere she was from the park expelled.
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith
Euen now in waues of deepe despaire,
Their barke is tossed too and fro.
A gale of hope expels al feare,
And makes the winde to ouerblow:
Twixt feare and hope these Louers saile,
And doubtful are which shall preuayle.
"A renouncing of loue" by Humfrey Gifford
Pratler, no more, I say:
My thoughts must work, but like a noiseless sphere,
Harmonious peace must rock them all the day:
No room for prattlers there.
If thou persistest, I will tell thee,
That I have physick to expell thee.
"Conscience" by George Herbert

In news:

Virginia officials say 3,557 students were expelled in the state in the 2008-09 school year, but most of those expulsions were later modified to suspensions.
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. (AP) — A Snohomish County high school senior accused in an attack that broke the jaw of a special education student has been arrested and expelled from school.
PARIS (AP) — France will stop giving financial aid to Roma whom it has expelled to their native Romania after fears the money was being used to undermine the repatriation program.
France nixing financial aid for expelled Roma.
France will stop giving financial aid to Roma whom it has expelled to their native Romania after fears the money was being used to undermine the repatriation program.
Turkey Expels Israeli Envoy in Dispute Over Raid.
Turkey expels Israeli envoy over flotilla incident.
France nixing financial aid for expelled Roma.
France will stop giving financial aid to Roma whom it has expelled to their native Romania after fears the money was being used to undermine the repatriation program.
San Diego State University has expelled Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity from campus following repeated university policy violations.
Germany expels Syrian diplomats.
Germany has expelled four Syrian embassy staff as part of a drive to reduce ties with President.
BERLIN— Germany has expelled four employees of the Syrian embassy in Berlin in a diplomatic move to put pressure on the regime of President Bashar Assad.
Germany has expelled four employees of the Syrian embassy in Berlin in a diplomatic move to put pressure on the regime of President Bashar Assad.
The Princeton offense has been officially and unmistakably expelled from the.
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In science:

For example the jets that are expelled from the cores of active galaxies reach velocities tantalizingly close to the speed of light, and motion near a black hole is heavily influenced by space-time curvature effects.
Special-relativistic Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: a benchmark suite
Meissner and Ochsenfeld demonstrated that the magnetic flux is expelled from a superconductor, regardless of its state in the distant past.
Failed theories of superconductivity
Metal-rich gas from the starburst region and ambient disk gas are expelled from the galaxy disk and pollute the galaxy halo and intergalactic space.
Spectropolarimetry of the superwind filaments of the starburst galaxy M82: kinematics of dust outflow
Hence, if the deceleration of the dust flow is monotonic, the dust expelled by the superwind may return to the disk in several times 107 yr.
Spectropolarimetry of the superwind filaments of the starburst galaxy M82: kinematics of dust outflow
They determined that dust grains are expelled to intergalactic space at several hundred km s−1 by the radiation pressure of stellar light in our Galaxy and the star-forming galaxy NGC 3198.
Spectropolarimetry of the superwind filaments of the starburst galaxy M82: kinematics of dust outflow
This is because for the more massive objects, the gravitational energy released during core collapse is not enough to unbind and expel the stellar envelope.
Ultraluminous X-ray Sources in the Chandra and XMM-Newton Era
This in turn depends critically on whether we impose a strict Eddington limit on the mass transfer rate that can be accepted by the BH (with the rest being expelled in a wind), or instead we assume that the BH can accrete at higher rates.
Ultraluminous X-ray Sources in the Chandra and XMM-Newton Era
This model explodes in a unipolar manner (top right panel), expelling material only in the northern part of the core.
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae
Since the north-south symmetric (ℓ = 2) explosion can expel more material than for the unipolar explosion, the explosion energies becomes larger (e.g., Figure 4 in ), simultaneously making the matter GWs larger.
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae
They consist of material that has been expelled from parent galaxies under the effect of gravity and tides.
What collisional debris can tell us about galaxies
Part of the least gravitationally bound component of the target – the HI gas – is expelled, while the bullet is unaffected and continues its journey.
What collisional debris can tell us about galaxies
Indeed, it is extremely difficult to expel material from a hot system, such as a spheroid.
What collisional debris can tell us about galaxies
This value is consistent with the predictions of Lecavelier des Etangs et al. (1996) for a circular ring of planetesimals producing dust with collisions and expelled by the radiation pressure.
Morphology of the very inclined debris disk around HD 32297
Less massive clusters and groups of galaxies have lower baryon fractions, however, suggesting that increasing amounts of baryons are expelled from lower escape velocity systems [195].
Dark matter and cosmic structure
The baryons in halos like that of the Milky Way appear to be predominantly in stars, which account for only about 20% of the baryons expected; most appear to have been expelled to large radius.
Dark matter and cosmic structure
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