eject carries an especially strong implication of throwing or thrusting out from within as a physical action.
ejected an obnoxious patron from the bar
expel stresses a thrusting out or driving away especially permanently which need not be physical.
a student expelled from college
oust implies removal or dispossession by power of the law or by force or compulsion.
police ousted the squatters
evict chiefly applies to turning out of house and home.
evicted for nonpayment of rent
Examples of oust in a Sentence
The rebels ousted the dictator from power.
Large national banks are ousting local banks in many communities.
Recent Examples on the WebAnd now that Lachlan holds the keys to the kingdom, James is biding his time to oust his brother with the help of their sisters, Elisabeth and Prudence, once their father is gone, sources told Vanity Fair.—Bypaige Hagy, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2023 Both retired earlier than expected amid constant threats of being ousted.—CBS News, 19 Sep. 2023 Weeks earlier, Foreign Minister Qin Gang was dramatically ousted after vanishing from public view for a month.—Nectar Gan, CNN, 19 Sep. 2023 Lurching from one crisis to another May 26, 2019
In 2014, Derna was taken over by Islamic State militants who were ousted by other Islamist factions.—Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2023 Colonel el-Qaddafi was ousted from Tripoli that August.—James Glanz, New York Times, 16 Sep. 2023 But, by Thursday, having failed entirely to placate his tormentors, McCarthy was reduced to throwing F-bombs at them, daring them to follow through on their threats to file a motion to oust him.—Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 14 Sep. 2023 His defense attorneys have even suggested a Republican plot to oust him.—Jim Vertuno, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2023 Angry, frustrated and unable to lead a fractured and unruly Republican majority, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday told the colleagues threatening to oust him: Do it.—Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 15 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French oster, ouster to take off, remove, oust, from Late Latin obstare to ward off, from Latin, to stand in the way, from ob- in the way + stare to stand — more at ob-, stand