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ostracize

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Definition exclude someone from a community or group
  • She is ostracized for her unpopular opinions.
ostracized = excluded from a community or group
  • 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
  • ostracized = excluded from a community or group
  • 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
  • ostracized = excluded from a community or group
  • And with the laws, the punishments—and there were only two—a quick and murderous fight or ostracism;
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • ostracism = to exclude someone from a community or group
  • Except for two Jewish families, they are ostracized from society in Hattiesburg.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • ostracized = excluded from a community or group
  • 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
  • ostracized = excluded from the comradery of the community
  • I became aware that I would lose my father if he was ostracized.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • ostracized = excluded from a community or group
  • "The Ostracized: One Man Alone," I had called it.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • ostracized = excluded from a community or group
  • If Sophie couldn't be ostracized, I was the next best thing.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • ostracized = excluded from a community or group
  • The whole team ostracized me the whole way back on the train.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • ostracized = excluded
  • 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
  • ostracized = excluded (not accepted as a fellow member of the community)
  • 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
  • ostracism = exclusion of someone from a community or group
  • Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Every other villager would immediately realize that they were HIV-positive and would ostracize them.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • So, have you been ostracized from your little crowd of devotees?
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • Maybe they become more desperate for affection because they've been so ostracized.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • 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

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