Definition of expatriation
- The brutal expatriation of thousands of Cherokee to Indian Territory is now commonly referred to as the Trail of Tears.
- A central purpose of their expatriation was to escape the burdensome rules and customs of the native land, and they were in no hurry to assume a foreign set of obligations.
- —Joseph O'Neill
- At the time, however, the most prominent American poets of the Modernist golden age of the 1920s felt betrayed by the expatriation of Pound and Eliot and considered their poetry insufficiently American.
- —Monroe K. Spears