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Examples of exodus in a Sentence
the mass exodus from the cities for the beaches and the mountains on most summer weekends
Recent Examples of exodus from the Web
Indeed, Tenn told me Subaru had to build the new, three-row Ascent SUV, which arrives in the showrooms next month, to halt the exodus of customers in need of more room.
On every level, climate change on long time scales has really powerfully shaped human history; it’s in the section in the book on the exodus from Africa.
The exodus has strained the social safety nets of Venezuela's neighbors, particularly in Boa Vista, where the 40,000 who have settled in shelters and public spaces now account for 10% of the city's population.
The country faces widespread hunger, rampant crime, a failing health system and a large-scale exodus of its citizens.
The exodus came as the industrial behemoth plunged 23 percent.
The exodus started haltingly but steadily gathered pace.
The Bloomberg analysis said the exodus of people from California is causing the wealth gap in places like Boise, Idaho, to rise.
Don't rule out the phone call, but do not conclude an exodus is a given.
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Don't Leave Without the History of exodos
The Biblical book of Exodus describes the departure of the Israelites from Egypt, so it's no surprise that the word has come to refer more generally to any mass departure. The word itself was adopted into English (via Latin) from Greek Exodos, which literally means "the road out." The Greek word was formed by combining the prefix ex- and hodos, meaning "road" or "way." Other descendants of the prolific hodos in English include episode, method, odometer, and period. There are also several scientific words that can be traced back to hodos. Anode and cathode can refer, respectively, to the positive and negative electrodes of a diode, and hodoscope refers to an instrument for tracing the paths of ionizing particles.
EXODUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exodus for English Language Learners
: a situation in which many people leave a place at the same time
EXODUS Defined for Kids
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