self-imposed exile

aan zichzelf opgelegde verbanning

English-Dutch dictionary. 2013.

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  • self-imposed exile — banishment imposed on oneself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • self-imposed — self im posed adj [usually before noun] a self imposed rule, duty etc is one that you have made for yourself, and which no one has asked you to accept ▪ She spent five years in self imposed exile in Bolivia …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-imposed — ADJ: usu ADJ n A self imposed restriction, task, or situation is one that you have deliberately created or accepted for yourself. He returned home in the summer of 1974 after eleven years of self imposed exile... Sometimes a well defined job… …   English dictionary

  • self-imposed — adjective a self imposed rule, condition, responsibility etc is one that you have made yourself accept, and which no one has asked you to accept: five years of self imposed exile in Bolivia …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-imposed — adj. (of a task or condition etc.) imposed on and by oneself, not externally (self imposed exile) …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-imposed — adj. Self imposed is used with these nouns: ↑exile, ↑isolation, ↑limitation, ↑restriction …   Collocations dictionary

  • exile — I UK [ˈeksaɪl] / US [ˈeɡˌzaɪl] / US [ˈekˌsaɪl] noun Word forms exile : singular exile plural exiles * 1) a) [uncountable] a situation in which you are forced to live in a foreign country because you cannot live in your own country, usually for… …   English dictionary

  • exile — ex|ile1 [ eg,zaıl, ek,saıl ] noun * 1. ) uncount a situation in which you are forced to live in a foreign country because you cannot live in your own country, usually for political reasons: poems written by Victor Hugo during his exile in the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • exile — ex|ile1 [ˈeksaıl, ˈegzaıl] n [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: exil, from Latin exilium, from exul person sent away ] 1.) [singular, U] a situation in which you are forced to leave your country and live in another country, especially for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-im·posed — /ˌsɛlfımˈpoʊzd/ adj : required by you of yourself : not given to you by someone else a self imposed task/deadline/limit self imposed exile/isolation/punishment …   Useful english dictionary

  • exile — [ek′sīl΄, eg′zīl΄] n. [ME & OFr exil < L exilium < exul, an exile, one banished < ex , out + IE base * al , to wander aimlessly > Gr alaomai, I wander, am banished] 1. a prolonged living away from one s country, community, etc.,… …   English World dictionary

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