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 for Expelled
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expel \Ex*pel"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expelled, p. pr. & vb.
     n.. Expelling.] [L. expellere, expulsum; ex out + pellere
     to drive: cf.F. expeller. See Pulse a beat.]
     1. To drive or force out from that within which anything is
        contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject; as, to expel
        air from a bellows.
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              Did not ye . . . expel me out of my father's house?
                                                    --Judg. xi. 7.
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     2. To drive away from one's country; to banish.
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              Forewasted all their land, and them expelled.
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              He shall expel them from before you . . . and ye
              shall possess their land.             --Josh. xxiii.
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     3. To cut off from further connection with an institution of
        learning, a society, and the like; as, to expel a student
        or member.
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     4. To keep out, off, or away; to exclude. "To expel the
        winter's flaw." --Shak.
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     5. To discharge; to shoot. [Obs.]
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              Then he another and another [shaft] did expel.
     Syn: To banish; exile; eject; drive out. See Banish.
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