What does the word exile mean?

Usage examples for exile

  1. It was difficult for them to understand why we had come so far to see a country which to many of them was a place of exile. – Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben
  2. It seems that he had been getting, to all appearances, better; that he had had no renewed threatenings of the complaint that had made him an exile. – The Upton Letters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  3. How was the poor exile to do so? – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton