eject, expel, oust, evict mean to drive or force out. eject carries an especially strong implication of throwing or thrusting out from within as a physical action.
ejected an obnoxious patron from the barexpel stresses a thrusting out or driving away especially permanently which need not be physical.
a student expelled from college oust implies removal or dispossession by power of the law or by force or compulsion.
police ousted the squatters evict chiefly applies to turning out of house and home.
evicted for nonpayment of rent
Examples of evict in a Sentence
His landlord has threatened to evict him if he doesn't pay the rent soon.
They were evicted from their apartment.
Recent Examples on the WebThe cease-fire took effect on May 21, but the long-running campaign by Jewish settlers to evict dozens of Palestinian families continues.
Fox News, 22 June 2021 Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians began to rise last month following efforts to evict dozens of Palestinian families by Jewish settlers in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
Jemima Mcevoy, Forbes, 16 May 2021 Up the hill from the Old City, in the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, four Palestinian households have been waging a long battle against attempts by Jewish settlers to evict them.
Raja Shehadeh, The New Yorker, 11 May 2021 After those restrictions eased, tensions over a plan to evict dozens of Palestinians from an east Jerusalem neighborhood continued to fuel confrontations.
Mabinty Quarshie, USA TODAY, 11 May 2021 So, be a responsible homeowner of the real estate of your life: evict him from your thoughts, your social media and your phone forever.
Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Apr. 2022 In upholding the state law, the court said California is not confiscating private property, just requiring assistance by owners who made the decisions to rent the residence and later to evict the renters.
James Raineystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2022 Later the same day, Trestletree’s property manager inspected Fletcher’s apartment, blamed the neighbors for clogging the building’s pipes and, according to the lawsuit, threatened to evict Fletcher.
Alan Judd, ajc, 19 June 2022 The Phoenix emergency rental assistance program requires landlords to consent to not evict a renter for 30 days.
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