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    ousted leader

    dear friends...

    oust
    tr.v. oust·ed, oust·ing, ousts
    1. To eject from a position or place; force out.
    2. To take the place of, especially by force; supplant.

    Could please verify if these blue sentences sound good?

    ousted leader asks for help
    forced out president has been shot-dead publically
    ejected CEOs have been found dead at their homes
    removed politician has been caught red-handed doing...
    expelled official is not leaving his country
    put out secretary fathered a minor 3 children.

    Do you know any other structure that may be synonymous with 'ousted', to describe a person whose position has been taken by force?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Offroad; 03-Sep-2009 at 08:01. Reason: Correction


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    Re: ousted leader

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    dear friends...

    oust
    tr.v. oust·ed, oust·ing, ousts
    1. To eject from a position or place; force out.
    2. To take the place of, especially by force; supplant.

    Could please verify if these blue sentences sound good?

    ousted leader asks for help
    forced out president has been shot-dead publically
    ejected CEOs have been found dead at their homes
    removed politician has been caught red-handed doing...
    expelled official is not leaving his country
    put out secretary fathered a minor 3 children.

    Do you know any other structure that may be synonymous with 'ousted', to describe a person whose position has been taken by force?

    Thank you.
    expelled official is not leaving his country - This is possible, but it would be better to say "refuses to leave his country".

    I say no to the others.

    Although the other words are synonyms, they can't replace "ousted" very well.

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    #3

    Re: ousted leader

    I agree - but 'disposed' is often seen.


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    Smile Re: ousted leader

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    I agree - but 'disposed' is often seen.
    That's a good point. Thank you for the reminder. However, I thought it would be "deposed", and likely apply to a political office.

    depose: West's Encyclopedia of American Law (Full Article) from Answers.com

    Last edited by PROESL; 03-Sep-2009 at 14:17.

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