banishment, ostracism, Coventry(noun)
the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)
"the association should get rid of its elderly members--not by euthanasia, of course, but by Coventry"
an industrial city in central England; devastated by air raids during World War II; remembered as the home of Lady Godiva in the 11th century
An industrial city in central England.
a town in the county of Warwick, England
Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the county of West Midlands in England. Coventry is the 12th largest UK city overall. It is also the second largest city in the West Midlands region, after Birmingham, with a population of 316,900 at the 2011 UK census. Historically within Warwickshire, Coventry is situated 95 miles northwest of central London and 19 miles east-southeast of Birmingham, and is further from the coast than any other city in Britain. Although harbouring a population of almost a third of a million inhabitants, Coventry is not amongst the English Core Cities Group due to its proximity to Birmingham. Coventry was the world's first twin city when it formed a twinning relationship with the Russian city of Stalingrad during World War II. The relationship developed through ordinary people in Coventry who wanted to show their support for the Soviet Red Army during the Battle of Stalingrad. The city is now also twinned with Dresden, Lidice and 23 other cities around the world. A part of the City Centre at the entrance to the lower shopping precinct was named Lidice Place. Coventry Cathedral is one of the newer cathedral buildings, having been built after the destruction of the ancient cathedral by the Luftwaffe in November 1940. Coventry motor companies have contributed significantly to the British motor industry, and it has two universities, the city centre-based Coventry University and the University of Warwick on the southern outskirts.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kuv′ent-ri, n.—in phrase, To send to Coventry = to shut a man out of any special society.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a town in Warwickshire, 18½ m. SE. of Birmingham; famous for the manufacture of ribbons and watches, and recently the chief seat of the manufacture of bicycles and tricycles; in the old streets are some quaint old houses; there are some very fine churches and a number of charitable institutions.
Etymology and Origins
A corruption of Conventry--i.e. Convent town. Before the Reformation it was far famed for the number of its conventual establishments. The suffix try is Celtic for “dwelling.”
The numerical value of Coventry in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Coventry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of Coventry in a Sentence
And while the bombing of Dresden was dreadful, it's crucial that without Sept. 1 1939, without Warsaw, Rotterdam, Coventry, London there wouldn't have been Dresden.
the Basil Spence Syndrome. When Coventry Cathedral was going up and in the public eye, he went through a lean period when he wasn't offered any jobs at all because people thought he wouldn't have time for anything else.
It's the point from which everything is measured. It fed the myth that Dresden was the innocent victim of a pointless war and hid the fact that it was a center of Nazism and a significant hub for making armaments, and while the bombing of Dresden was dreadful, it's crucial that without Sept. 1 1939, without Warsaw, Rotterdam, Coventry, London there wouldn't have been Dresden.
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