verb (used with object), ex·iled, ex·il·ing.
Origin of exile
Examples from the Web for exile
A twinned, imagined narrative of a fictitious Fidel Castro and a Miami exile intent on assassinating him.
Both the Republicans in Congress and the American-Cuban community in exile have been speaking out against the warming relations.
He was eventually allowed to leave, but he was forced to resign as ambassador and now lives in Washington, effectively in exile.Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children|Chris Allbritton|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From here I have the chance to blog in Arabic and in English as “Proud Atheist,” but I am now effectively in exile.
Iran has the highest number of women journalists in prison, and hundreds of Iranian journalists are forced to live in exile.
Exile was then imposed as a penance on Columba, whose act had been the original cause of offence.Ireland under the Tudors, Volume I (of II)|Richard Bagwell
On the 20th of March of that year the exile of Elba made an appeal to all faithful soldiers, and it was not made in vain.
The title of My Exile in Siberia is misleading; he was never in that country.
Go-Daigo was now recalled from exile and replaced on the imperial throne.Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)|Charles Morris
Before her was a second exile, a second effort to make her way among strangers; she believed a second failure.The Shadow|Mary White Ovington
Word Origin for exile
c.1300, from Old French essillier "exile, banish, expel, drive off," from Late Latin exilare/exsilare, from Latin exilium/exsilium "banishment, exile," from exul "banished person," from ex- "away" (see ex-) + PIE root *al- "to wander" (cf. Greek alaomai "to wander, stray, or roam about"). Second element derived in ancient times by folk etymology from Latin solum "soil." Related: Exiled; exiling.
c.1300, "forced removal from one's country;" early 14c. as "a banished person;" from Old French exil, essil (12c.), from Latin exilium (see exile (v.)).