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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
Trips into the city end on most lines around 9:30 a.m., as SEPTA will need several hours to re-position vehicles and people to prepare for the post-parade exodus.
El Salvador is one of the most conservative countries in Latin America and one of the most dangerous for the LGBTQ community, which has caused an exodus of its trans community.
Hammered by graduation and a mass player exodus after the departure of the previous staff, the Mavericks return only one varsity player from last season, according to a source.
News report headlines warn us about unemployment and a population exodus and also position the story in a community epidemic of violence in general and domestic violence in specific.
Cons: The exodus of workers to Denver's burgeoning tech hub has already stretched the local housing market.
The source told CBS News there are quite a few staffers considering leaving, and the plan being discussed would stagger the departures to avoid the appearance of a mass exodus.
The move, which created the appearance of a market selloff for the website’s users, helped spark a real-life exodus from several digital currencies on Monday.
The left wing of his party demands ever-higher taxes on top earners, ignoring the exodus of wealth such increases have caused.
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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
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