One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Formally expel someone from (an organization or body).
- ‘I am saying that younger Catholics continue to pack their faith on journeys to uncharted cultural and spiritual territories, and that we might wait before reading them out of the congregation.’
- ‘You and everybody else were reading me out of this.’
- ‘Young man, who are you, and by what right do you think you can read me out of the church.’
- ‘Some African Americans treated him as badly as Islamic fundamentalists treated Salman Rushdie, pretty much calling him a traitor and a heretic and reading him out of the race.’
- ‘Insurgents Denounce Attempt to Read Them Out of Party as Unfair and Malicious.’
- ‘We cannot read them out of the definition, can we?’
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