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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
In recent weeks, an exodus of trusted staff members left Pruitt increasingly isolated, and some Republican lawmakers wearied of defending him.
Some of the most powerful organizations nationwide, including teachers unions, are bracing for an exodus of members and money.
Many economists say Turkey must signal it is committed to prodding the lira, or risk being hit by an exodus of foreign investors.
Amid an exodus of mid-career designers from New York to Paris, Simons was a welcome addition to the American calendar.
Human finger bone points to an early exodus out of Africa Archaeologists and anthropologists have scoured the Arabian Desert for evidence that some of the earliest members of our species once traversed these formerly green lands.
Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham will return to the network despite an exodus from advertisers following her comments about a victim of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting.
But less than two years later, a virulent outbreak in Venezuela, combined with a mass exodus from the South American country, is threatening that medical success story.
Weight Watchers, which was saddled with debt and struggling with a customer exodus, has mounted a comeback since Winfrey took a stake in the company and agreed to pitch the brand in 2015.
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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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