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Definitions of exit

  1. pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; " She died from cancer"; " They children perished in the fire"; " The patient went peacefully"
  2. euphemistic expressions for death; " thousands mourned his passing"
  3. move out of or depart from; " leave the room"; " the fugitive has left the country"
  4. the act of going out
  5. an opening that permits escape or release; " he blocked the way out"; " the canyon had only one issue"
  6. lose the lead, in card games
  7. lose the lead
  8. He ( or she ) goes out, or retires from view; as, exit Macbeth.
  9. The departure of a player from the stage, when he has performed his part.
  10. Any departure; the act of quitting the stage of action or of life; death; as, to make one's exit.
  11. A way of departure; passage out of a place; egress; way out.
  12. The act of going out; egress; a passage out; the departure of an actor from the stage.
  13. ( orig.) A direction in play- books to an actor to go off the stage: the departure of a player from the stage: any departure: a way of departure: a passage out: a quitting of the world's stage, or life: death.
  14. Departure; way of leaving; passing out.
  15. A way out; egress; departure.
  16. A term used in plays to mark the time of a player's quitting the stage; the departure of a player from the stage; any departure; the act of quitting the stage of life; way out.
  17. The departure of a player from the stage; a word placed on the margin of a play to indicate the same; the act of quitting the stage of life; death; a departure; a passage out of any place; a way.
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Quotes of exit

  1. Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in. – Aesop
  2. There is no question that al -Qaida operatives are currently active in Iraq. A premature exit before the threat they represent has been dealt with would endanger America and the prospects of eventual peace in the Middle East. – Robert Foster Bennett
  3. I don't think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way. He just decided to exit when he wanted to. – Eric Burdon
  4. I don't believe in dying. It's been done. I'm working on a new exit Besides, I can't die now- I'm booked. – George Burns
  5. It is irresponsible for this Congress to not investigate the President's lack of an exit strategy, and the fraud, waste, and abuse of U. S. tax dollars. – Russ Carnahan
  6. Some 43 percent of voters in union households voted for President Bush in 2004, according to exit poll data. – Linda Chavez
  7. That's the way I remember them, heading for an exit – John Cheever
  8. We are running out of time. We need a strategy to win in Iraq or an exit strategy to leave. – Max Cleland
  9. Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit – Alexandre Dumas
  10. I pulled the plug on it at a time that I thought was right for me to exit – Julius Erving
  11. Some minds remain open long enough for the truth not only to enter but to pass on through by way of a ready exit without pausing anywhere along the route. – Elizabeth Kenny
  12. Most of the people who get off at our exit get off by mistake. They thought it was Exit 57. – Tom Perkins
  13. We managed to get underway, and I don't know to this day why we didn't get struck or take a torpedo, but we didn't. We got outside of the exit of the harbor and we started dropping depth charges. – Barney Ross
  14. My desire to exit the game is greater than my desire to remain in it. I have searched my heart through and through and feel comfortable with this decision. – Barry Sanders

Usage examples for exit

  1. " We'll see about that," replied Thuillier, making a theatrical exit – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  2. Run to the exit – The Raid on the Termites by Paul Ernst
  3. The gateman paused until the train came to a dead standstill, waited until the last arriving passenger had passed through an exit lower down along the fence, slid back the gate, and I walked through- alone! – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  4. On the other hand, the effect of his exit upon this party was extraordinary. – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  5. You leave only one exit open for me. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  6. My glimpse of her was again only in exit – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  7. There was no exit through which I could retreat; Prospero's entrance would be by the only door. – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  8. They'll watch that exit first. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  9. The air was fresh enough, and he thought he could detect a faint current coming toward him from some point ahead- perhaps an exit – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  10. I'll be back in two shakes of a lamb's-" The remainder of his promise was lost in the rush of exit – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  11. But if you take the elevator down to the first floor of the basement, where the lab is, there's a fire exit there, in the back, that opens onto a path down to the lake. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  12. That also was a door of exit – Tales-and-Fantasies by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  13. Then he made his exit nor could he be induced to appear again. – Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  14. A few minutes after her exit Sir Lemuel Levison entered. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  15. " Ah, thanks," says he, " North exit did you say? – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  16. Nothing was known of the exit of the men till breakfast hour on the next morning. – Clotelle The Colored Heroine by William Wells Brown
  17. Re- enter Grindorf and Lothair fighting, plate 6, fight and exit – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews
  18. You see, Mr. Jarvis had treated me so white, and he was such a nice decent chap, that I was feelin' mighty cut up about givin' him the quick exit right before the girl he was gone on. – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  19. He only learned too surely that no exit from this cell was to be allowed. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau

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