Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body.

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  • noun The action of the verb expel.
  • verb Present participle of expel.

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  • noun any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body

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Examples

  • Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega also supported Bolivia and Venezuela in expelling the American ambassadors and announced that Nicaragua, like Venezuela, was prepared to establish closer military links with Russia.

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  • The co-operative effort of the whole population, Portuguese, Indians and negroes in expelling the invader built certain loyalties and traditions whose influences are still felt in the north-east of the country.

    Modern Brazil

  • Had they succeeded in expelling the British power from South Africa, they would have had to deal with another power on the sea.

    Conditions in South Africa

  • They then all asked if the news had yet come when they were to begin expelling the Giaours.

    High Albania

  • Meanwhile Somerset had failed in expelling Macomo, and Kreili and Fakoo seemed on the brink of openly throwing in their lot with Sandilli.

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.

  • She solicited her mother to assist in expelling the destructive image from her mind.

    The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne: A Highland Story

  • Christ is there, who, as he shows himself jealous for the honour of his temple, in expelling those who profane it, so he shows himself gracious to those who humbly seek him.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • European Central Bank President Jean Claude Trichet told a French magazine in an interview conducted before Ms. Merkel's comments but published late Wednesday that the notion of expelling a euro-zone member was "absurd."

    Merkel Floats Option of Euro-Zone Expulsion

  • European Central Bank President Jean Claude Trichet told a French magazine in an interview conducted before Ms. Merkel's comments but published late Wednesday that the notion of expelling a euro-zone member was "absurd."

    Merkel Floats Option of Euro-Zone Expulsion

  • European Central Bank President Jean Claude Trichet told a French magazine in an interview conducted before Ms. Merkel's comments but published late Wednesday that the notion of expelling a euro-zone member was "absurd."

    Merkel Floats Option of Euro-Zone Expulsion

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  • My adjectival use: 'it is a powerful expelling force.'

    August 22, 2011