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- (heading) To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.
- He was banished from the kingdom for his crimes.
- 2011 December 15, Felicity Cloake, “How to cook the perfect nut roast”, in Guardian:
- The parsnip, stilton and chestnut combination may taste good, but it's not terribly decorative. In fact, dull's the word, a lingering adjectival ghost of nut roasts past that I'm keen to banish from the table.
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, translated by John Florio, The Essayes […], London: […] Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], →OCLC:, II.10:
- he never referreth any one unto vertue, religion, or conscience: as if they were all extinguished and banished the world […].
- 1796, Matthew Lewis, The Monk, Folio Society, published 1985, page 190:
- Then yours she will never be! You are banished her presence; her mother has opened her eyes to your designs, and she is now upon her guard against them.
- To expel, especially from the mind.
- banish fear, qualm.
- 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter VII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
- […] St. Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.
to send someone away and forbid that person from returning
to expel, especially from the mind
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- “banish”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “banish”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- banish at OneLook Dictionary Search