from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Used as a stage direction to indicate that two or more performers leave the stage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stage direction for more than one actor to leave the stage.
- v. they leave the stage (a stage direction to two or more actors, the plural counterpart of exit)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- They go out, or retire from the scene. See 1st exit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. They go out: a word used in the text of plays to denote that point in the action at which two or more actors leave the stage.
Something about the "exeunt" and how I hear your voice in my mind's ear.
For 'Exeunt all but Albany and Edgar' the Ff. have nothing, but Q1 has 'exeunt' after 'word.'
The compliment was returned, and as Alexander Jardine describes "'exeunt' warriors," who did not again molest them, although they were heard all around the camp throughout the night.
10 _Ha, he's yonder. _ 1724 prints this speech as prose.p. 353, l. 16 _Exeunt both. _ 1724 'exeunt', 4tos 'exit both'.
“Fine, it'll be a while, though” he added, hoping to stall past their exeunt.
He manages to get ELI to stop playing Super Mario Brothers Wi-hee! and they exeunt, pursued by a bear.
Curiosity struck me, and someone who knows Latin may correct me, but I looked up “exeunt.”
My understanding is that “exit” and “exeunt” are present indicative, notpast.
No question but that my former fellow-countrymen -- those who ventured any opinion at all -- are looking forward to the exeunt omnia of Bush and his gang who couldn't shoot straight, and to the return of America to the community of nations.
In the end, of course, the two resolve their differences and Alec gets his carrot — exeunt all.
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