Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Exiled voluntarily.

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Examples

  • What they never admitted was that they -- we -- were self-banished from mainstream institutions, not only because the Evangelicals' political views on social issues conflicted with most people's views, but also because Evangelicals and other conservative religionists found themselves holding the short end of the intellectual stick.

    Frank Schaeffer: The "Reason" Republicans Despise Unions, Government and Anything Public

  • What they never admitted was that they were self-banished from mainstream institutions, not only because the Evangelicals' political views on social issues conflicted with most people's views, but also because Evangelicals and other conservative religionists found themselves holding the short end of the intellectual stick.

    Frank Schaeffer: The Roots of Republican Actions Today

  • Although Oskar's custody is shared by parents whose affection for their only child is clear elliptically glimpsed, the pair of them, Mom seems to be stuck in a service trade rut while Dad is banished or self-banished to the hinterlands, the destruction of the marriage has damaged the boy.

    My Bloodyguard

  • Cardenio and the wronged Dorothea, both self-banished to the wilderness through the perfidy of the same false friend and faithless lover.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • She also had lived amidst the gaslights, and now she was self-banished into absolute obscurity.

    Phineas Redux

  • When returned to our dear mother England, from whose bosom we are self-banished, yet whom, with filial reverence, we love, we trust that you will not forget your brethren in the wilderness.

    The Knight of the Golden Melice A Historical Romance

  • Straits of one self-banished outlaw are not dreamed of this night.

    Oswald Langdon or, Pierre and Paul Lanier. A Romance of 1894-1898

  • From a normal link in the endless Atta chain, he had become an outcast -- snapped at by every passing ant, self-banished, wandering off at nightfall to die somewhere in the wilderness of grass.

    Edge of the Jungle

  • “And her that is driven out,” the child of exile, the self-banished son or daughter, the outcast by reason of sin; they shall all be home again!

    The Passion for Souls

  • As with the self-banished Geddie, it was nothing less than the artful smiles of lovely woman that had driven Johnny Atwood to the desperate expedient of accepting office under a despised Federal Government so that he might go far, far away and never see again the false, fair face that had wrecked his young life.

    Cabbages and Kings

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