exeunt [ek-see-uh nt, -oo nt] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used without object)
- (they) go offstage (used formerly as a stage direction, usually preceding the names of the characters): Exeunt soldiers and townspeople.
Origin of exeunt 1475–85; Latin, 3rd person plural present indicative of exīre toDictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for exeunt Contemporary Examples of exeunt
But his hopes were dashed when Alan replied that he was referring to the final stage direction (Exeunt, bearing off the bodies).
John Ferrier Turing
June 23, 2012
Historical Examples of exeunt
Exeunt all, in the same order as they came, towards the interior of the city.
Karl Gustav Vollmller
As they are about to exeunt, Bob approaches them—Scrooge retires up.
C. Z. Barnett
Exeunt, processionally, all except Judith, Ozias and Achior.
So exeunt Mrs. Glibbans, Miss Mally, and the two young ladies.
Exeunt children, and re-enter stewards, each with a blue plate in his hand.
British Dictionary definitions for exeunt exeunt
- they go out: used as a stage direction
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for exeunt
stage direction, late 15c., from Latin, literally “they go out,” third person plural present indicative of exire (see).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper exeunt in Culture exeunt [(ek-see-uhnt, ek-see-oont)]
Aindicating that two or more actors leave the stage. Exeunt is for “They go out.”
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