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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
The exodus of disgruntled fans adds to a bad situation for television networks, which are losing customers to cord-cutting while the cost of broadcast rights remain high.
Employees say the exodus has left the agency depleted of decades of knowledge about protecting the nation’s air and water.
After the Frost exodus, UCF quickly hired Josh Heupel as its new head coach and Randy Shannon as new defensive coordinator.
The latter option would almost certainly lead to the mass exodus of Andersen's remaining staff, as a new coach would bring in his own assistants.
There shouldn't be a mass exodus of Ohio insurers as a result -- not yet, anyway.
And while leaving Puerto Rico has been difficult, the exodus has begun.
Feyenoord are back in the competition following a 15 year exodus, having lifted the Eredivisie crown last season, impressively beating the likes of Ajax and PSV to the title.
City leaders instituted reforms demanded by Justice, adding to an exodus of officers.
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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
Synonymsoutflow, gush, outpour, outpouring
Antonymsflux, inflow, influx, inrush
Related Wordsdrain, flow; ebb, reflow, reflux; rush, stampede; diaspora, emigration, flight; discharge, effluence, emanation, emission
Near Antonymsdeluge, flood, inundation, overflow, spate, torrent; river, stream, tide
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