- 1Send (someone) away from a country or place as an official punishment: a number of people were banished to Siberia for political crimesMore example sentences
- When I'm banished to my little corner of the loungette with my laptop, I do seven hours of actual writing.
- Coleman was banished to the stand for the second half of the game, which Stanley lost 2-1.
- A healthy competition between the sexes can also be fun once the young child is banished to bed.
- 1.1Get rid of (something unwanted): all thoughts of romance were banished from her headMore example sentences
- She is the epitome of quiet indignation, especially on learning that the smell of cigar smoke will soon be banished from the cigar shop.
- Normal and necessary parts of our diet, such as salt and sugar and fat, have also been re-defined as toxins to be banished from our bodies.
- Even oysters and mussels are banished from the Singer table.
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- She deals with themes of banishment, rejection and blurred sexual preference both symbolically and directly with an evocative skill.
- If Dante hadn't been thrown out of Florence into banishment, into political impotence, there wouldn't be a Divine Comedy.
- But Stewart's banishment was permanent when he was shown the red card for apparently stamping on an opponent towards the end of today's match.
late Middle English: from Old French baniss-, lengthened stem of banir; ultimately of Germanic origin and related to ban1.