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  • She is ostracized for her unpopular opinions.
  • The whole team ostracized me the whole way back on the train.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • "The Ostracized: One Man Alone," I had called it.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Their lives always center around work and their children and other women (since a woman cannot really have a man for a friend without the worst kind of ostracism and gossip).
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple

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  • It was a different psychological environment, where my normal expectations were inverted, where leadership was honored and class clowns were ostracized.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • They were, according to the book, disowned by their families, snubbed by their friends and ostracized from every society.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • If Sophie couldn’t be ostracized, I was the next best thing.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • A plantation owner who lived openly with a slave woman would have been socially ostracized, and any offspring from the union of black and white would have been left in slavery.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Except for two Jewish families, they are ostracized from society in Hattiesburg.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • No race that has anything to contribute to the markets of the world is long in any degree ostracized.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

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  • I became aware that I would lose my father if he was ostracized.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • And with the laws, the punishments—and there were only two—a quick and murderous fight or ostracism;
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • It was the accordion that most likely spared him from total ostracism.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • We used to ostracize everyone, even each other.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • In keeping with the goal of reconciliation, the memorial council sought the participation of relatives of the guards who’d been convicted and hanged, but the families balked, fearing ostracism.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Eragon tried to imagine what it must have been like for her-ostracized from her family and sent to live among two completely different races.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • To write it was to be suspected and ostracized.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • It was at Mrs. Elsing’s silver musicale for the benefit of the convalescents that Rhett signed his final warrant of ostracism.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Years later, Mortenson learned that the man had been so ostracized in Skardu after word spread about how he had disrespected the wife of Dr. Greg that he was forced to move out of town.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Only Gilbert’s great wealth and prestige and scarcely concealed humorous contempt for Cass saved Cass from ostracism, or worse.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Jerome argues with great force and eloquence that it is hardly typical of high-school-age adolescents to feel that they have to "atone" for anything-particularly for an offense against a peer who has been ostracized from existing cliques.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Kenji’s grandfather, she told me, was a veteran in the Princess Pats in World War I. He cooperated with the will of the country by taking all his family and grandchildren to hunger, poverty, and ostracism in Japan.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Babette’s greatest problem was that she might succeed financially only to suffer the isolation of social ostracism.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • The writer Christopher Buckley used Pittman’s high-altitude tribulations as the punchline of a joke on the back page of The New Yorker 112 By autumn, things had gotten so bad that she confessed tearfully to a friend that her son was being ridiculed and ostracized by classmates at his exclusive private school.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • He died of old age in solitude, without a moan, without a protest, without a single moment of betrayal, tormented by memories and by the yellow butterflies, who did not give him a moment’s peace, and ostracized as a chicken thief.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • It’s been a strange, solitary month, different from the bitter isolation and ostracism of the fall, where he felt out of control.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • They had (if it were learned in Fort Repose he would be ostracized) even gone to a junior-officer-grade geisha house together and been greeted with equal hospitality and favors.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Not war, nor ostracism.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • They were warned in the party press, harangued by their constituents, and sent dire warnings threatening political ostracism and even assassination.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • You should read history—look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • As an Afrikaner whose conscience forced him to reject his own heritage and be ostracized by his own people, he showed a level of courage and sacrifice that was in a class by itself.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The centuries that they have gone through—centuries of blind and malignant oppression, of ostracism from public employment, of being, as it were, a small beleagured garrison in a hostile country, and therefore having to act with great formality—all these things have combined to perform that conjuring trick.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • The rejected mother-to-be, on the other hand, faced a lifetime of shame and ostracism.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • So, have you been ostracized from your little crowd of devotees?
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • The bend sinister of ostracism was the source of his hunger.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Edward and Alice didn’t find this minor ostracism odd or hurtful the way I would have.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Any nation that thwarts such endeavors will undoubtedly find itself the object of moral ostracism.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Every other villager would immediately realize that they were HIV-positive and would ostracize them.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • For weeks Adams was ostracized, "avoided like a man infected with leprosy," he would remember.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • They ostracized him.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The payoff for this self-imposed ostracism is that you can be in the Metaverse all the time, and gather intelligence all the time.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • One day she received a card from an old schoolmate, a girl who had married out of Carley’s set, and had been ostracized.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • You are ostracized! If I had my way, you’d be shot! International murder in the boulevard Lefebvre! A friend of the Bureau!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • If an impeached official is found guilty, his punishment is perpetual ostracism from the esteem, confidence, honors, and emoluments of his country.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • After having been sentenced to a perpetual ostracism from the esteem and confidence, and honors and emoluments of his country, he will still be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Once Neff became involved with the movie The Lincoln Conspiracy and began promoting bizarre theories about Booth’s escape and a later second life in India, he became even more ostracized from mainstream scholars.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Maybe they become more desperate for affection because they’ve been so ostracized.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • If the victim refused to pay, they’d ostracize him.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Lindsey had suggested "The Ostracized," and I made up the other half.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • They’ve been ostracized.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
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