• The Exile's Retreat
    The Exile's Retreat
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v exile expel from a country "The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions"
    • n exile the act of expelling a person from their native land "men in exile dream of hope","his deportation to a penal colony","the expatriation of wealthy farmers","the sentence was one of transportation for life"
    • n exile a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
    • n exile a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country "American expatriates"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Exile Forced separation from one's native country; expulsion from one's home by the civil authority; banishment; sometimes, voluntary separation from one's native country. "Let them be recalled from their exile ."
    • a Exile Small; slender; thin; fine. "An exile sound."
    • Exile The person expelled from his country by authority; also, one who separates himself from his home. "Thou art in exile , and thou must not stay."
    • v. t Exile To banish or expel from one's own country or home; to drive away. "Exiled from eternal God.""Calling home our exiled friends abroad."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exile Expulsion from one's country or home by an authoritative decree, for a definite period or in perpetuity; banishment; expatriation: as, the exile of Napoleon; exile to Siberia.
    • n exile Residence in a foreign land or a remote place enforced by the government of which one has been a subject or citizen, or by stress of circumstances; separation from one's native or chosen home or country and friends; the condition of living in banishment.
    • n exile Removal.
    • n exile A banished person; a person expelled from his country or home by authority, or separated from it by necessity: as, Siberian exiles; a band of exiles.
    • n exile Synonyms Proscription, expulsion, ostracism.
    • exile To banish from a country or from a particular jurisdiction by authority, with a prohibition of return, for a limited time or for life; expatriate.
    • exile Hence To constrain to abandon country or home; drive to a foreign country, literally or figuratively; expel.
    • exile Slender; thin; fine; light.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Exile eks′īl or egz′īl state of being sent out of one's native country: expulsion from home: banishment: one away from his native country
    • v.t Exile to expel from one's native country, to banish
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  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;”
  • Nadine Gordimer
    “Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists; in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship.”
  • Pope Gregory VII
    Pope Gregory VII
    “I have loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile.”
  • Salman Rushdie
    “Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles: what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated apartment becomes the fate of nations.”
  • Willa Cather
    “Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family --but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.”
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
    “My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. exil, fr. L. exilium, exsilium, fr. exsuil, one who quits, or is banished from, his native soil; ex, out + solum, ground, land, soil, or perh. fr.the root of salire, to leap, spring; cf. F. exil,. Cf. Sole of the foot, Saltation


In literature:

Yet though bereft of hope I love, still will I love the more, As distance binds the exile's heart to his dear native shore.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
The island exiles glanced at one another inquiringly, Elaine blanched white with awe.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
William Barnwell was hurried away to exile, for reasons the reader fully understands; but even then Prince Mastowix felt far from secure.
"The Boy Nihilist" by Allan Arnold
Many of the exiles therefore who left England for the sake of religion found a refuge in Scotland.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
This promise was duly kept, and Xuthus the exile ruled over Athens.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
But let it be granted that exile is, as many say and sing, a grievous thing.
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
The sensitive nature of Seneca did not bear up under exile as we would have wished.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
Had he always been like that, or was it his life of exile and servitude?
"A Venetian June" by Anna Fuller
He moreover felt indignant that the king's brother should be driven into exile by the hostility of a priest.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
It was left to local avarice and local resentment to deal with the property of banished exiles.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson

In poetry:

The Sons of the Gael
Are in exile and mourning,
Worn, weary, and pale
As spent pilgrims returning;
"The Downfall Of The Gael" by Samuel Ferguson
And though I seeme to use
The poet's fainèd stile,
To figure forth my wofull plight,
My fall and my exile.
"A Fancy" by Edward Dyer
And though in words I seem to show
The fawning poet's style,
Yet is my plaint no feigned woe;
I languish in exile.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. V." by Ralph Erskine
An exile from the Gascon land
Found refuge here and rest,
And loved, of all the village band,
Its fairest and its best.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The name the Gallic exile bore,
St. Malo! from thy ancient mart,
Became upon our Western shore
Greenleaf for Feuillevert.
"A Name" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The world was all before me
The laurels on my brow—
’Twas the world-star of the rovers,
’Tis the Star of Exile now.
"The Lily of St Leonards" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Exiles yearn for Hussein's doom.
Zaire 's Military Reported to Arm Rwandan Exiles to Fight Rebels.
Mashaal entered the seaside strip a day earlier after a long exile from Palestinian territory.
Long-exiled chief Mashaal visits Gaza Strip.
TIRANA, Albania —The body of Albania 's only post-independence monarch, King Ahmet Zog I, has been returned home more than 50 years after he died in exile in France.
The body of Albania 's only post-independence monarch, King Ahmet Zog I, has been returned home more than 50 years after he died in exile in France.
T he body of Albania 's only post-independence monarch, King Ahmet Zog I, has been returned home more than 50 years after he died in exile in France.
Go to main page News 'Scum villages': Amsterdam to exile lawbreakers to prison camps.
When Exile took the stage at the EKU Center for the arts on Saturday night, they were welcomed by an appreciative audience of some 800 fans eager to go down memory lane with this band that formed in Richmond back in 1963.
The exiled leader of Hamas told Sudan on Friday his Palestinian group would take revenge on Israel for the deadly bombing of an arms factory in Khartoum, state news agency SUNA reported.
"We are exiles," Jason Pettus, pastor of Living Hope Baptist Church in Bowling Green, said Tuesday in the main sermon for the annual meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Russia and loathed by opponents in exile or jail, but Belarussian President.
Whether it was referring to a black man as "boy" or to black women by their first names, exiled to the back of the bus or to a separate water fountain, racism was a daily indignity for many early 20th-century blacks .
Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal (left) and Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh wave during a news conference upon Meshaal's arrival at Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday.
Based on a true story, Theatre Exile's 'The English Bride ' digs for the truth after a bombing attempt.

In science:

The school was founded by Xenophanes (born circa 570 BC), a wandering exile from his native city of Colophone in Ionia.
Zeno meets modern science
After a long, and now seen to be undeserved, exile to the margins, baryogenesis via decay of heavy GU T scalars seems set to regain its position on the main stage.
GUT's have the ability to defy sphalerons