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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of ostracize.
  • adjective blackballed
  • adjective banished by ostracism


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  • Now, one of the side-effects of how Mennonite and Amish culture works, is that nonconformists/those who are “too curious” end up eventually being completely shunned and ostracized from the entire community.

    Blocking the information highway 2009

  • Despite the rift between Ms. Kremer at Tea Party Express and Ms. Martin at Tea Party Patriots, both women agree the movement has re-established a place at the table for many Americans who felt ostracized from the political process.

    Rebel Movement Takes Center Stage Douglas A. Blackmon 2010

  • I do not think rape victims should be jailed if they have an abortion, but the doctors should be punished or at least ostracized from the medical community for performing an abortion.

    Punishment 2008

  • With the religious right trying to reach out to black folk, and more generally trying to lecture the rest of us on morality, I want to know why Tony Perkins hasn't been forced to resign, or, why the Family Research Council hasn't been ostracized from the entire religious right community.

    06/08/2005 2005

  • She and Clifford were ostracized from the white community but made friends in the black community.

    "...Something Is Bound to Happen" 2003

  • Any which refused to collaborate could with truth be ostracized from the family of nations until they were willing to put the welfare of all before their own selfish interests.

    Lord Boyd Orr - Nobel Lecture 1949

  • They were in short, ostracized for being critical of a sitting President.

    Dan Cody - "Left on the Lake" 2009

  • But now I’m going to be ostracized from the Osgoode community when people click through and actually read what I wrote.

    Welcoming Will McNair : Law is Cool 2008

  • Page 16a white person had allowed a black to eat at a restaurant he would have gone to jail, not just been ostracized, which is bad enough.

    Oral History Interview with Glennon Threatt, June 16, 2005. Interview U-0023. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) 2005

  • While family and friends were supportive, Mr. and Mrs. Brown's 17-year-old daughter felt "ostracized" by some schoolmates, they say.

    Retrial Dropped, Enron Figure Talks John R. Emshwiller 2010


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