• Exclusive
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n exclusion the act of forcing out someone or something "the ejection of troublemakers by the police","the child's expulsion from school"
    • n exclusion a deliberate act of omission "with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news"
    • n exclusion the state of being excluded
    • n exclusion the state of being excommunicated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The TV signals seen by New Jersey residents come almost exclusively from New York and Philadelphia, cities oriented to other states. New Jersey has less in the way of state media than any other state of its population.
    • Exclusion The act of excluding, or of shutting out, whether by thrusting out or by preventing admission; a debarring; rejection; prohibition; the state of being excluded. "His sad exclusion from the doors of bliss.""The exclusion of the duke from the crown of England and Ireland."
    • Exclusion (Physiol) The act of expelling or ejecting a fetus or an egg from the womb.
    • Exclusion Thing emitted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During World War II, Uncle Ben's was the exclusive supplier of rice to the U.S. Armed Forces.
    • n exclusion The act of excluding or shutting out; a debarring; non-admission.
    • n exclusion Non-inclusion or non-reception; exception.
    • n exclusion In logic, the relation of two terms each of which is totally denied of the other. Thus, animal and plant stand to each other in a relation of exclusion, provided it is true that no animal is a plant.
    • n exclusion The act of thrusting out or expelling; ejection; extrusion.
    • n exclusion That which is emitted or thrown out; excretion.
    • n exclusion A method in the theory of numbers invented by Frenicle de Bessy, and now forgotten.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Exclusion a shutting or putting out: ejection: exception
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  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young.”
  • Rosa Luxemburg
    Rosa Luxemburg
    “Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.”
  • Italo Calvino
    “Everything can change, but not the language that we carry inside us, like a world more exclusive and final than one's mother's womb.”
  • Henry Jacobsen
    Henry Jacobsen
    “The essence of worldliness is exclusion of God.”
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    “No political party has exclusive patent rights on prosperity.”
  • Rosalyn Sussman
    Rosalyn Sussman
    “We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exclusio,: cf. F. exclusion,. See Exclude
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. excludĕreex, out, claudĕre, to shut.


In literature:

She had been petrified by years of social exclusiveness into something less amiable than her curves and dimples promised.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
She felt very exclusive and elegant at the moment.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
The advocates of Biogenesis in Religion have founded their argument hitherto all but exclusively on Scripture.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Only a few years before, and the spinning of flax and wool was exclusively a home industry.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
And, in a few moments, his professional mind was absorbed to the exclusion of everything else.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
They keep almost exclusively to tops of lofty trees.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
But the administration, in the higher branches at least, was exclusively in the hands of gentlemen.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
They could not possess property, nor have wives in assured exclusive possession against masters.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
It is at these places that the inland caves of Gibraltar are almost exclusively found.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The establishing of slavery in the Territories is the practical exclusion of free labor in them.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden

In poetry:

While, to the exclusion of the rest,
This single art you ply,
Your nobler studies are supprest,
Your books neglected lie.
"To A Young Lady, On Being Too Fond Of Music" by Charles Lamb
For virgins are not exclusive of virgins
As wives are of wives;
And motherhood is jealous,
But in virginity jealousy does not enter.
"Spirits Summoned West" by D H Lawrence
Avaunt -- Exclusions cold and proud!--
Your doom is come, your day is past;
Not even Fashion dares to cast
Contempt upon the common crowd.
"True Nobility" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
What do you give in honest pay
For clothes and food?–
Then as a shield, defence, excuse,
She offers her exclusive use–
Her function–Motherhood!
"The Malingerer" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
Yes, true; but in the end, surely, we cry
Not only at exclusion, but because
It leaves us free to cry. We know what was
Won't call on us to justify
Our grief, however hard we yowl across
"Lines On A Young Lady's Photograph Album" by Philip Larkin
"A loving wife I mean to take you;
And a good husband mean to make you.
I've got three trades--their profit's great;
Exclusive of a good estate.
The baking business I hold fast,
Can do the work from first to last.
"Courtship" by William Hutton

In news:

Because I was a nearly exclusive pumper, I had to figure out how to keep my supply up.
Exclusive breastfeeding has many lifelong benefits.
Breck Eisner in Talks to Direct 'Stretch Armstrong' (Exclusive).
"No expense is being spared for the wedding," Playboy spokeswoman Kellie Olisky told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview.
Superhero Hype has an exclusive Iron Man 2?
The multi-year deal, for which Netflix was also in the running, extends their partnership and will give subscribers exclusive access to films six months after their theatrical run.
Bernard Madoff, here in his mug shot, cultivated aura of exclusivity with help of accomplices, SEC says.
Zsa Gabor is unconscious and being fed via a feeding tube at a Los Angeles hospital, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
This week, Florida Matters brings you an exclusive interview with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
On Florida Matters this week, WUSF brings you an exclusive interview with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
This week, Florida Matters brings you an exclusive interview with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn .
On Florida Matters this week, WUSF brings you an exclusive interview with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn .
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Pop-Up Club Bungalow 8 Heads to Toronto (Exclusive).
Check out the boys from New Medicine as the rock the Q103 garage for a few lucky listeners in this Exclusive Q103 Acoustic Garage Session.

In science:

Thus the UHECRs are most likely to be dominated by protons and in our analysis we use them exclusively.
Grand Unification Signal from Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays?
We will work exclusively over C throughout the paper.
A Simple Proof that Rational Curves on K3 are Nodal
SAT part. ∧ and ∨ are the logical AND and OR operations respectively and the over-bar is the logical negation. A more compact definition can be achieved by the use of the exclusive OR operator ⊕, e.g. C (ij k | + 1) = xi ⊕ xj ⊕ xk .
Phase coexistence and finite-size scaling in random combinatorial problems
The errors arise almost exclusively from the second level of refinement.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
The inverse metric ˆG−1 := cl[(ˆg−1 ε )ε ] is a well de0 (M ), depending exclusively on ˆG (i.e., independent of the fined element of G 2 particular representative (ˆgε )ε ).
Nonlinear distributional geometry and general relativity