- skip - Brewer’s

Exʹit (Latin, he goes out)

.

A theatrical term placed at the point when an actor is to leave the stage. We also say of an actor, Exit So-and-sothat is, So-and-so leaves the stage at this point of the drama.

He made his exit. He left, or died: as, “He made his exit of this life in peace with all the world.” Except in the drama, we say, “made or makes his exit.” (See above.)

All the world’s a stage,


And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances.”


Shakespeare: As You Like It, ii. 7.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Execrate
Exequatur
Exercises
Exeter
Exeter Controversy
Exeter Domesday
Exhibition
Exhibition (The Great)
Exies or Axes
Exile
Exit (Latin, he goes out)
Exodus
Exon
Exorbitant
Exoteric
Expectation Week
Experimental Philosophy
Experimentum Crucis (Latin)
Experto Crede
Explosion
Exponent