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  • noun Plural form of banishment.


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  • Brackett gives us a sketch of the Lucretian notion of how the ennui of long-standing security makes the beneficiaries of earlier demonic banishments vulnerable to cultic revival.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Two or three years ago I was near by when one of these banishments was decreed and advertised, and I went over and asked the librarian about it, and he said yes, Huck was banished for lying.

    Excerpt From ‘The Autobiography of Mark Twain’

  • They also include a variety of efforts to stimulate economic growth for minority businesses in the parts of town most impacted by the riots and banishments, to support judicial redress for heirs of dispossessed victims, to increase minority home ownership in affected areas, and to create a Restructuring and Development Authority for Wilmington, to oversee these efforts, with support from governments, businesses, and media that benefited from the coup and the conditions that followed.

    Is That Legal?: Righting the Wrong of the 1898 Racial Coup d'Etat in Wilmington, NC

  • Over at Beacon Broadside, we have a related piece by Sherrilyn Ifill on the history of lynching and racial banishments, which she contributed in part to highlight the PBS Independent Lens broadcast of Banished, a film about three towns that violently evicted their black residents.

    Philocrites: This week at C*UUYAN's funding cut.

  • It was the pressure of events, the state of emergency, deaths in detention, banning and banishments, that decided him.

    A person of immense dignity and noble bearing

  • Ever since the party strife declared itself in the city,206 what with the rush of people to Piraeus, and the wholesale banishments, I have been fairly at the mercy of my poor deserted female relatives.


  • Check the banishments of Jack Whittaker and Gary McCord for comments that offended Augusta officials. - CBS managed to get Masters right despite silence on protests

  • We hoped that by the end of its life, the TRC would have helped to create the conditions for all of us to put the past of arrests, detentions, bans and banishments, torture, legalised murder and secret assassinations, behind us.

    ANC Today

  • He died a natural death, though there's a hint now he may have been poisoned after purges, pogroms, displacements, and banishments that may have killed tens of millions.

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2004

  • As these banishments and executions had always been offensive to

    The History of Florence


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