[ US /ɪˈvɪkt/ ]
[ UK /ɪvˈɪkt/ ]
  1. expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process
    The landlord evicted the tenants after they had not paid the rent for four months
  2. expel or eject without recourse to legal process
    The landlord wanted to evict the tenants so he banged on the pipes every morning at 3 a.m.
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How To Use evict In A Sentence

  • A homeless woman is back on the streets again after being evicted from a telephone box.
  • She was finally evicted in April for non-payment of rent .
  • When the evictors arrived at one home they found only a bedridden woman, Margaret Mackay, who was almost 100 years old.
  • Soon the association was strong enough to boycott local landlords who were evicting their tenants and offering the land to others at increased rents.
  • The group also retained an attorney and filed two lawsuits challenging the evictions in the two counties.
  • Yet in the early decades of the 20th Century, they said, the assumption behind machines had been that "labor is an evil"; the new technological devices did not so much "emancipate" workers, as "evict" them. Agrarianism and the Popular Education Culture
  • If he were not afraid of him he would long ago have evicted him from the dosshouse. Creatures That Once Were Men, and other stories
  • Workers also made it clear that any move to evict the union from its office would be met with a mass picket.
  • Photo: Jerusalem mayor told to 'evict' Silwan settlers Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • The bishop was then evicted from his home.
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