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self-exile

[self-eg-zahyl, -ek-sahyl, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈɛg zaɪl, -ˈɛk saɪl, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
a state of exile imposed by oneself.
2.
a person who lives voluntarily as an exile.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
Related forms
self-exiled, adjective
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  • In the story, a doctor is tempted to self-exile by the possibility of conducting well-supported research in a center of his own.
  • More than a dozen journalists, having received physical threats, were in self-exile due to safety fears.
  • However, over a dozen journalists were in self-exile due to safety fears with many having received physical threats.
  • However, there were repeated instances of individuals pressured into self-exile for their personal safety.
  • However, there were numerous instances of individuals pressured into self-exile for their personal safety.

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