Banish is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of banish, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
EXAMPLES - Banish in a Sentence
- When the Lord recalls the banish'd,  h121-p0. 6 (source)
- Too tied up with the very insurance companies we need to banish! (source)
- Richard managed to banish them, but what irreversible harm was done? (source)
- When the Lord recalls the banish'd,  h199-p1. 7,  h199-p2. 4 (source)
- Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. (source)
- Those thoughts can be ruinous to your control over the debate, so banish them. (source)
- Do you believe that on some level he was able to "banish" Rakhi's ominous competitor? (source)
- Do we banish the history of slavery from our minds when discussing affirmative action? (source)
- To banish the uninvited, ghastly images invading her thoughts, she looked up at Spirit. (source)
- I banish pre-accident me from my mind and insist instead on basking in the glory of this moment. (source)
- Buddy had intended to rectify that, but he died before he could banish Pinky and make a new will. (source)
- "And do they also expect that the winter snows will vanish if they create a law to banish them as well?" (source)
- Council and induced them to "banish" four of the appellant priests that they might prosecute their appeal. (source)
- But to achieve this, you must accept that complacency is a business killer and banish it from your thinking. (source)
- Angrily she tried to banish it from her mind, but it was brought sharply into focus as she opened the door to her room. (source)
- "Then it was not Lord Dela garde himself who wished to -- I mean, I had a notion that -- '" Gracious, my dear, banish it! (source)
- With it he could banish demons, wound the souls of the evil, heal the good, and generally kick ass on anything in between. (source)
- CARA THRASHED IN THE TWISTED COVERS THAT NIGHT, unable to banish the images of Ethan, handcuffed, being shoved into a cell. (source)
- Stacked in the firebox, logs waited for the opportunity to banish the chill that would replace the warmth of the late summer. (source)
- Then banish this entire cap-and-trade nonsense which will do nothing but bring to ruin most, if not all, people on Main Street. (source)
- He expected the High Bishop to "banish" the creature as he always had before, though probably in a much more spectacular manner. (source)
- So while we're blurry on exactly when Jack and some of the others bit it, I think we need to banish the thought that they died in the crash. (source)
- She could banish the monsters under my bed, and if I fell off my bike, she would blow on my skinned knees, which magically made them hurt less. (source)
- Then Gus came down, with Herbie like a big bear out of control, knocking things over and riddling the conversation with trivia until Gus had to banish him. (source)
- Winter this far south in the Old World was never harsh, but the forge in winter would be a good place to banish the chill that would come on cold rainy days. (source)
- It was one thing to "banish" a "demon" no one could see-it was quite another to actually defeat such a creature in a battle anyone could see with his own eyes! (source)
- Only through a united front will the U.S. public counter the billions of dollars ISPs have at their disposal to banish net neutrality and privatize the Internet. (source)
- And after the decisive 136-11 blowout victory, you knew that an entire city was praying for them to banish a disturbing fact that tormented their collective souls. (source)
- Trying to banish thoughts of whether the device was as reliable as its creator, Parlabane pulled from his vest a rubber suction-cup attached to a short wooden handle. (source)
- Ticket issuers Ticketmaster and Veritix tout paperless tickets as a way to eliminate worries about lost, stolen or counterfeit tickets, and to banish long will-call lines. (source)
- "I appreciate that, and I hope you'll pardon me for asking this: how do you propose to banish the ghosts of Water Oaks Plantation if you can't even rid yourself of the ghost of an old flame?" (source)
- The council had wanted to banish her into the forest, where wolves or warriors from a neighboring domain might suck her bones, but Alobar had intervened, limiting her punishment to thirty lashes. (source)
- Thus, though Huma, that detestable Knight of Solamnia who had led the fight to banish her, had been dead in the grave for centuries, the wound of her embarrassing de - feat was still as fresh in her mind as if it had occurred just yesterday. (source)
- I find it difficult to imagine turning to spam fried rice to mend a broken heart, or stuffed cabbage to banish winter blues although this recipe does sound pretty damn good, but I fell in love with the soupy, wholesome qualities of dal on our very first meeting. (source)
- Having gained power through this coup d'etat, Antonio then proceeded to 'banish' his brother in such a way as to ensure the death of Prospero and his infant daughter, casting them adrift in an unseaworthy sea vessel with only the supply of food and water provided for them by a kindly old courtier named Gonzalo. (source)
- Read for yourself to see why Zionists 'whining is counterproductive, because the louder they whine, the more suspicious their true agenda is in trying to "banish" the purported truth on the entangling web of Zionism through the worn-out playing of "anti-Semite" card to shut down the opposition in self-righteous rebuttal. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 68.0, which suggests that "banish" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 32 synonyms for banish.
ban, cast out, deport, discard, discharge, dislodge, dismiss, dispel, drive away, eject, eliminate, eradicate, evict, exclude, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expulse, extradict, get rid of, isolate, ostracize, oust, outlaw, proscribe, relegate, remove, rusticate, sequester, shake off, shut out, transport
We have 12 antonyms for banish.
accept, admit, allow, fix, hold, include, incorporate, keep, permit, plant, take in, welcome
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of banish from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To force to leave a country or place by official decree; exile.
- (verb-transitive) To drive away; expel: We banished all our doubts and fears.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.
- (verb) To expel, especially from the mind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To condemn to exile, or compel to leave one's country, by authority of the ruling power.
- (verb-transitive) To drive out, as from a home or familiar place; -- used with from and out of.
- (verb-transitive) To drive away; to compel to depart; to dispel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To outlaw; put under ban.
- (None) To condemn to exile by political or judicial authority; expel from or relegate to a country or a place, either permanently or for a time: often with objectives of both person and place: as, he was banished the kingdom; Ovid was banished to Tomi.
- (None) To send or drive away; expel; dismiss: with a person or thing as object: as, to banish sorrow; to banish an obnoxious person from one's presence or thoughts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
- (verb) expel, as if by official decree
- (verb) expel from a community or group
- (verb) drive away