self-ex·​iled ˌself-ˈeg-ˌzī(-ə)ld How to pronounce self-exiled (audio)
: exiled by one's own wish or decision

Examples of self-exiled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She was blamed for the infant’s death, served prison time and self-exiled to New Orleans. Tom Nolan, WSJ, 28 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-exiled was in 1596

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“Self-exiled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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