eloign

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From Anglo-Norman esloignier, Old French esloignier, from Late Latin exlongare.

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eloign (third-person singular simple present eloigns, present participle eloigning, simple past and past participle eloigned)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To remove (something) to a distance.
  2. (reflexive, now rare) To remove (oneself); to retire, move away (from).
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.iv:
      From worldy cares himselfe he did esloyne, / And greatly shunned manly exercise [...].

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