• WordNet 3.6
    • n expulsion the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
    • n expulsion the act of forcing out someone or something "the ejection of troublemakers by the police","the child's expulsion from school"
    • n expulsion squeezing out by applying pressure "an unexpected extrusion of toothpaste from the bottom of the tube","the expulsion of pus from the pimple"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Expulsion The act of expelling; a driving or forcing out; summary removal from membership, association, etc. "The expulsion of the Tarquins."
    • Expulsion The state of being expelled or driven out.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n expulsion The act of expelling or driving out; a driving away by force; forcible ejection; compulsory dismissal; banishment: as, the expulsion of the Tarquins; the expulsion of morbid humors from the body; the expulsion of a student from a college, or of a member from a club.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Expulsion eks-pul′shun the act of expelling: banishment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. expulsio, fr. expellere,: cf. F. expulsion,. See Expel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. expulsio. See Expel.


In literature:

Their laws, in fact, however barbarous they were in other matters, rendered three cases of drunkenness a cause of expulsion from the gang.
"Willy Reilly The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
But the expulsion of the vassal committed those who took part in it to resist in arms the sovereign lord.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia" by George Rawlinson
His First Expulsion from his Kingdom, and return to it.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia" by George Rawlinson
Equally repugnant is expulsion or extermination.
"American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 12, December, 1889" by Various
The story might get about the club; the committee might shut up the card-room; there might be a talk of expulsion.
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black
This has been well called the 'expulsive power of the higher emotion.
"Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals" by William James
From creation to the expulsion from the garden, Gen. 1-3.
"The Bible Book by Book" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
And if incapacity is voted to be inherent in expulsion, if expulsion be arbitrary, incapacity is arbitrary also.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Here he died in the course of a year, fourteen years after his expulsion.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
What became of Tarquin after his expulsion?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith

In poetry:

It didn't help for him to drive the quills
Of porcupines into his lecher's flesh —
His pandemonian senses uttered shrill
Expulsive cries and issued him a fresh
"The Temptation Of St. Anthony" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Through viewless valves embodied so –
Till daylight, the expulsion and awakening,
The riving and the driving forth,
Life with remorseless forceps beckoning –
Pangs and betrayal of harsh birth.
"Sleep" by Kenneth Slessor

In news:

Hayden Barnes, who had been expelled from Valdosta State University, has seen his expulsion reversed by the Board of Regents.
Rather, TalkdemonicÕs delicate expulsions are like breathing exercises.
Expulsion of Yugoslavia Breeds Defiance and Finger-Pointing.
Zaire Lawmakers Urge Expulsion of Rwandans.
Zero-tolerance policy guides school expulsions.
Local school officials say they use expulsion as a last resort to enforce district and state policies.
NAIROBI, Kenya — More than 600 women and girls were recently raped along the Congo- Angola border during a mass expulsion of illegal immigrants, according to the United Nations.
Tonight, the board will hold an employee grievance hearing, and on Tuesday, the board will consider a student expulsion.
Legislators Debate Expulsion in Sexual Harassment Case.
Bellingham mayor apologizes, 125 years after expulsion of Chinese.
Those statements led to his expulsion from the Communist Party in 1946.
The Expulsion of the Germans After the Second World War.
A group of kids from a middle school in Anderson have been kicked out of school and face expulsion because they were caught looking at topless photos of their teacher on a school-issued iPad.
A new play portrays the Ivy League school's expulsion of a group of gay students over 90 years ago.
MIFFLINBURG — State law calls for at least a one-year expulsion for pupils found to bring weapons onto school grounds, but that rule can be relaxed when it comes to special education students.

In science:

Some first attempts to model the effects of gas expulsion on the subsequent dynamical evolution of young stellar clusters are reported by Geyer & Burkert (2002) and also by Kroupa et al. (2001).
MODEST-1: Integrating Stellar Evolution and Stellar Dynamics
For the MODEST approach this means that even long after gas expulsion, during the first several millions of years of star cluster evolution, stellar dynamics not only needs to be combined with stellar evolution modules for main sequence stars, but also premain sequence modeling needs to be included.
MODEST-1: Integrating Stellar Evolution and Stellar Dynamics
What happens physically is that magnetic fields are damped on length scales of the order of the inverse Meissner mass, which in turn leads to the Meissner effect, the expulsion of magnetic flux from the superconductor.
The Quark-Gluon Plasma in Equilibrium
Flux expulsion of the magnetic field from the superfluid superconductive core of a neutron star, based on different equation of states was applied, and its subsequent decay in the crust, which also depends on conductivity of the crust, and hence on the temperature, T, and the neutron star age.
On the Present and Future of Pulsar Astronomy
Several scenarios have been introduced to explain the scatter relation between cluster radius and mass, involving a mass dependent star formation efficiency (Ashman & Zepf 2001) or the early evolution were gas expulsion plays a role (Goodwin & Bastian 2006).
Conference summary: Mass loss from stellar clusters