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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
So too the growing exodus of black evangelicals from the evangelical movement, many of whom report feeling pressured to vote for or support Donald Trump in spite of his statements on race.
That sandy exodus is part of San Francisco’s campaign to fight severe erosion at the southern end of the beach that faces the Pacific Ocean.
Numerous celebrities also have joined the #DeleteFacebook exodus, including Cher, Will Ferrell, Rosie O'Donnell and Jim Carrey.
Nugent’s comments come after Fox News host Laura Ingraham saw an exodus of advertisers for her show The Ingraham Angle after mocking David Hogg, one of the shooting survivors and a gun-control activist.
Others have formed an uneasy exodus, their attachment to familiar places and routines irreparably battered by a storm that dumped 50-plus inches and caused widespread flooding.
Neighboring Colombia, in particular, has been slammed by the exodus, as authorities estimate that more than 600,000 Venezuelans have arrived in recent years.
Emergency manager Peggy Hinckley told a crowd of about 150 people the district needs to stem the exodus of students, which historically begins in seventh grade.
The story of the Jews' exodus from Egypt 3,000 years ago was juxtaposed against the plight of today's refugees, migrants, and displaced peoples around the world.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of exodus
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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
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