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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPELLING

She did not kiss me; and nobody ever dreamt of expelling me.

At the same time the male was expelling what in fish is known as the milt.

No hostile force, as you well know, was capable of expelling us.

I have told you how naughty I have been, and you can punish me by expelling me from the school.

But Charles was not satisfied with expelling him from Poland.

He believed that a new spirit dwelt there, expelling the crudities of youth.

The first operation consists in expelling them from the territory.

They moved by sucking in the water at one end of the lobe, and expelling it at the other.

"The late unpleasantness," said Finnegan, with an expelling wave of his hand.

The blue colour is restored by expelling the H2S on the water-bath.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin expellere "drive out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + pellere "to drive" (see pulse (n.1)). Meaning "to eject from a school" is first recorded 1640s. Related: Expelled; expelling.

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