shut out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shut out prevent from entering; shut out "The trees were shutting out all sunlight","This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Shut out to prevent from entering
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  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    “Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth.”
  • William M. Thackeray
    “Come children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out.”
  • Andrew Murray
    Andrew Murray
    “We are to be shut out from men, and shut in with God.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people but if we tried to shut up the insane we would run out of building materials.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    “A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.”
  • William Taylor Copeland
    William Taylor Copeland
    “The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scyttan, to bar—sceótan, to shoot.


In literature:

Judge fairly, O ignorant one that hath been shut out as by a veil from God.
"Epistle to the Son of the Wolf" by Bahá’u’lláh
The matter was soon set to rights when women were shut out.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
Draw the curtains closer yet; shut out the dawn of the Nativity for very shame.
"Guy Livingstone;" by George A. Lawrence
I wanted to shut out all the world.
"The Soldier of the Valley" by Nelson Lloyd
I got in, and the boy shut the window close down to keep out the cold.
"Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift
The prison walls loomed around and above them, shutting out any glimpse of heaven.
"Added Upon" by Nephi Anderson
O, it was a bitter shame to shut out my mother like that!
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
She heard a bang as it closed, shutting her out of the world and into the moon.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
It was "You and I," and the rest of the world shut out.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
The western mountains had shut out the last reflections of the sun.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood

In poetry:

Ye motions sweet, ye images,
Ye throbs, illusions blest,
Ah, no,--ye are not then shut out
Forever from this breast?
"The Resurrection" by Count Giacomo Leopardi
"'When I hid me from my father, and shut out
my mother's call,
I sinned against those dear ones, and the Father
of us all.
"Mary Garvin" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I am shut out of mine own heart
because my love is far from me,
nor in the wonders have I part
that fill its hidden empery:
"I Am Shut Out Of Mine Own Heart" by Christopher Brennan
Rose up the waves of fear and doubt,
Rose up from heart to brain;
They shut the world of vision out,
And thus they cried amain:
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
"No word of doom may shut thee out,
No wind of wrath may downward whirl,
No swords of fire keep watch about
The open gates of pearl;
"The Answer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Ay, but she grew, till on a time there came
A sudden restless yearning to my heart;
And as we went a-nesting, all for shame
And shyness, I did hold my peace, and start;
Content departed, comfort shut me out,
And there was nothing left to talk about.
"The Four Bridges" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Jason Marquis pitches a two hit complete game shut out against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on August 11, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Canada was shut out of the medals at the World Cup opener in Nakiska, Alta.
Women shut out of Syria's newly elected opposition leaders.
The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team closed out its regular season with Senior Night and, in doing so, shut out the St Michael's Horsemen.
State shuts out Norfolk State, 14-0.
When you've lost eight of nine, been shut out by your rival the last three games and are playing without your No.
4 Ohio State's defense shut out 20th-ranked Michigan in the second half to grab a bruising 26-21 victory.
John Hardin shuts out Jeffersontown at home.
Women shut out of Syria's opposition leadership.
Paul shut out from GOP confab.
A's shut out in ALDS Game 5.
Vernon Davis shut out on receptions.
LBJ Gets Shut-Out on the Road.
Wilmington girls shut out West Middlesex.
Lions shut out at New Palestine .

In science:

Secondary eclipse is ∼180◦ out of phase with the transit and is when the planet is occulted by the star, thereby shutting off the planet’s contribution to the summed light.
Theoretical Interpretation of the Measurements of the Secondary Eclipses of TrES-1 and HD209458b
They were shut out when the EUV started to rise.
The disc instability model of dwarf-novae and low-mass X-ray binary transients
Unfortunately, too few teachers “shut up and listen to their students” so as to find out what they are thinking (Arons 1981). The distractors are based on my years of listening to students as they worked through the experiments in Socratic Dialogue Inducing Lab #1 “Newton’s First and Third Laws” (Hake 2001a).
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
Kauffmann et al. (2006) point out that star formation shuts down when the stellar surface mass density reaches about 3 × 108 M⊙ kpc−3 , so that the galaxy is thereafter bulge dominated, and subsequent mergers will not include a burst of star formation (or we suppose, of AGN feeding), say Papovich et al. (2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
Worse, since discovery of new content is largely done by querying search engines, and because users usually focus their attention on the top few results, newly-created but high-quality pages are effectively “shut out,” and it can take a very long time befor e they become popular.
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results