ousting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ousting the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out
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Usage

In literature:

All its members, with two exceptions, were ousted.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
The child on the riverward side still clutching its penny was unceremoniously ousted.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
There was no one to protest against the ousting of Frazer for saying what he believed true.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
I had had no idea of ousting myself from her good graces when I went to find her that morning.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
He was determined to oust him.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
The first got into a place where it had no rights and had to be ousted.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
Pity you let a slip of a lad like Montagu oust you.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
He had ousted the Scotch gardener and insinuated a relation of his own in his place.
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Germany must once and for all be ousted from this market.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 2nd, 1914" by Various
She was to be ousted, her mother was to be ousted, and she was to give a warm welcome to the interloper.
"The Third Miss Symons" by Flora Macdonald Mayor
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In poetry:

"So when the Night puts on her robes
Of sad and sable hue,
A host he sends, of shameful strength,
To oust that noble few.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
``Upon this rock!'' Yet even here
Where Christian God ousts Pagan wraith,
Rebellious Reason whets its spear,
And smites upon the shield of Faith.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Ousted from that warm bed
We are a dream they dream.
Their eyelids keep up the shade.
No harm can come to them.
We cast our skins and slide
Into another time.
"The Sleepers" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

The Big 12's revenue-sharing pact was a bittersweet development for ousted commissioner Dan Beebe, who said it was something he attempted two years ago but Nebraska stood in the way.
Will Obama Oust the FEC's Right-Wing Ringleader .
Moment on Thursday morning when Al Roker appeared to take a jab at Matt Lauer for his role in the ousting of former co-host Ann Curry.
Jersey Journal photo West New York Mayor Felix Roque apparently left the West New York Democratic Municipal Committee broke when he was ousted a chairman last week.
One night earlier on Monday, the local team ousted Lafayette 12-8.
Colorado's Schoolcraft ousted at US Amateur.
Despite 80 years of court battles ousting creationism from public classrooms, most public high school biology teachers are not strong advocates for evolution.
Tonawanda News — Town of Tonawanda leaders got caught with their pants down this week when the vendor they ousted after a heated political campaign uncovered a rather embarrassing — and potentially costly — blunder.
Not Out To Oust Kirkland.
Troy mayor who slurred gays, fought transit ousted.
Federation still should seize chance to oust coaches.
The man who was recently ousted as Ventura's City Manager is making an unusual career move.
Karzai Unwilling to Oust Official US Deemed 'Worst' in Corruption-Plagued Government.
USCB ousted from NAIA World Series.
E-mails show U-Va. Board weighing move to oust president.
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