Examples of expulsion in a Sentence
The government engaged in mass expulsions.
the expulsion of air from the lungs
Recent Examples of expulsion from the Web
As teenagers, Martina (Ximena Romo) and Lucio (Sebastián Aguirre) quickly went from friends to a passionate and experimental couple before they were torn apart by their scandalous expulsion from a Catholic school.
This fall, the state department of education will convene a statewide advisory committee to address reducing suspensions and expulsions within the state, DeJarnett said.
The expulsions will also probably affect U.S. spy operations in Russia.
The expulsion of two Castro regime officials sends a clear message that this sort of behavior will not be tolerated.
Earlier expulsions from the Politburo (this would be the fourth in over two decades) resulted from eruptions of high-level infighting.
The four countries have also vowed further action against Qatar, including, possibly, its expulsion from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
In late December, Obama approved a modest package combining measures that had been drawn up to punish Russia for other issues, including the expulsions of 35 diplomats and the closure of two Russian compounds.
Qatar’s failure to meet the demands could lead to its expulsion from the Gulf Cooperation Council and other steps.
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Origin and Etymology of expulsion
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbanishment, deportation, displacement, expatriation, exile, relegation
Related Wordsostracism; extradition; diaspora, dispersion, scattering; emigration, migration; evacuation; ethnic cleansing, transportation; dispossession, ejection, ouster
Near Antonymsrepatriation, return; immigration
EXPULSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of expulsion for English Language Learners
: the act of forcing someone to leave a place (such as a country or a school) : the act of expelling someone
: the act of forcing something out : the act of expelling something
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