1. voluntarily assumed or endured
    self-imposed exile
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How To Use self-imposed In A Sentence

  • After the military coup, the family left for self-imposed exile in America.
  • This struggle with adversity and the resulting self-imposed isolation came to be seen as criteria for artistic genius.
  • Equally important, the culture as a whole must socialize people into accepting self-imposed limits on their self-interested behavior.
  • Parents, psychologists and politicians are still struggling to find ways to coax these recluses - who are predominantly male - out of their self-imposed exiles.
  • He alternately endured and exulted in self-imposed exile - France, California, Switzerland, Sydney.
  • The stories of the seven characters intertwine impossibly in a story of identity and self-imposed oppression.
  • This motif of self-imposed silence, of unarticulated anguish, reappears in other of Gaines's novels and is made all the more prominent by his customary emphasis on the speaking voice.
  • For years he had been promising friends it was nearly done; for years he had been missing his self-imposed deadlines. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Nearly 10 months after leaving office, he plans to emerge from self-imposed political hibernation this week.
  • The fiction, however, reads like an attempt to break out of this self-imposed restriction.
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