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 Since an earlier, sweeping national security law was imposed by Beijing on the city in 2020, many politically engaged artists have either self-exiled abroad or stopped creating works that are overtly critical of China. Stephy Chung, CNN, 29 Mar. 2024 The dynamic between these young Russians and the Georgian cafe owner is playing out throughout the former Soviet satellites of the Caucasus and Central Asia, where many of nearly 1 million Russians have self-exiled. Anna Mulrine Grobe, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 Sep. 2023 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

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-exiled was in 1596

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“Self-exiled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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