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I fetched up at an exit on the side street, and there they were directly in front of me.

There were no less than four different means of exit from the park.

I tell you all this, dear, in justice to the man; and so, exit Bagley.

"Mr. Hendricks and Liane are at the exit, asking to see me," I snapped.

With one accord the four of us dashed to the exit, Dival and I in the lead.

While looking for an exit they stumbled into the collection of drawings.

I feel no qualm in saying that his exit was more hasty than his approach.

The exclamation was caused by the unceremonious suddenness of Mr. Bangs' exit.

With these words the Syracusan made his exit, bent on organising his performance.

Surely the way you have brought the Chinese into the country should provide an exit for us.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Latin exit "he or she goes out," third person singular present indicative of exire "go out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + ire "to go" (see ion).

Also from Latin exitus "a leaving, a going out," noun of action from exire. Originally in English a Latin stage direction (late 15c.); sense of "door for leaving" is 1786. Meaning "departure" (originally from the stage) is from 1580s. The verb is c.1600, from the noun; it ought to be left to stage directions and the clunky jargon of police reports.

Related: Exited; exiting.

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