[self-eg-zahyl, -ek-sahyl, self-]
- a state of exile imposed by oneself.
- a person who lives voluntarily as an exile.
Origin of self-exile
First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for self-exile
She contemplated her self-exile from her friends with small joy.
More than once, since her self-exile from her companions, Jerry had thought of this.
The girl wondered, often, the cause of that self-exile, but no word or sign gave her any clew.Told In The Hills
Marah Ellis Ryan
The Archduke John espoused the popular side, and the result was the self-exile of the Prince.
His four years' self-exile in Europe, I am told, was a humiliating banishment from the loyal and patriotic.A Dream of Empire
William Henry Venable