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 WebThat would evict the Golden State Force and Cal United Strikers of the third-tier NISA in addition to OCSC, which paid more than $195,000 for priority use of the stadium this season, according to the city.
Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2022 The new owner cannot evict them or raise their rents in violation of their existing leases.
The Indianapolis Star, 1 Sep. 2022 Landlords may only evict a tenant who fails to make rent payments in the months after the emergency period ends.
Ari Chazanas, Forbes, 25 July 2022 The Suffolk County Board of Health mandated the Beales clean up Grey Gardens and threatened to evict them otherwise.
Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 24 Aug. 2022 An Oklahoma man accused of shooting and killing one sheriff's deputy and wounding another on Monday after his mother tried to evict him had plans to kill officers, Oklahoma City Police Chief Wade Gourley said Tuesday.
Paul Best, Fox News, 23 Aug. 2022 The historical society has argued Mattingly failed to maintain the grounds and damaged the property with its actions, prompting members to push to evict him.
From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 12 July 2022 Martha had violated the lease, the note said, and Florence wanted to evict her.
Bryce Covert, The New Republic, 5 July 2022 Landlords filed to evict Phoenix-area tenants nearly 400,000 times from 2015-2021, according to The Republic’s analysis.
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