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  • 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.†   (source)
  • We refer to it with catch-all terms, like crazy or chronic pain, terms that both ostracize and minimize.†   (source)
  • But I gather you haven't been ostracized.†   (source)
  • The payoff for this self-imposed ostracism is that you can be in the Metaverse all the time, and gather intelligence all the time.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Babette's greatest problem was that she might succeed financially only to suffer the isolation of social ostracism.†   (source)
  • She was ostracized by many who felt she was unconventional.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Maybe they become more desperate for affection because they've been so ostracized.†   (source)
  • So, have you been ostracized from your little crowd of devotees?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Every other villager would immediately realize that they were HIV-positive and would ostracize them.†   (source)
  • Edward and Alice didn't find this minor ostracism odd or hurtful the way I would have.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It's been a strange, solitary month, different from the bitter isolation and ostracism of the fall, where he felt out of control.†   (source)
  • We used to ostracize everyone, even each other.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • For weeks Adams was ostracized, "avoided like a man infected with leprosy," he would remember.†   (source)
  • You are ostracized!†   (source)
  • Not war, nor ostracism.†   (source)
  • They ostracized him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • If an impeached official is found guilty, his punishment is perpetual ostracism from the esteem, confidence, honors, and emoluments of his country.†   (source)
  • To write it was to be suspected and ostracized.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They were warned in the party press, harangued by their constituents, and sent dire warnings threatening political ostracism and even assassination.†   (source)
  • The bend sinister of ostracism was the source of his hunger.†   (source)
  • I became aware that I would lose my father if he was ostracized.   (source)
  • And with the laws, the punishments--and there were only two--a quick and murderous fight or ostracism;   (source)
    ostracism = to exclude someone from a community or group
  • Lindsey had suggested "The Ostracized," and I made up the other half.†   (source)
  • Aside from being ostracized for my clothes, the kids called me poor a lot.†   (source)
  • They were the walking, talking ostracized who had done nothing wrong.†   (source)
  • In his few days ashore Gerry had been thoroughly ostracized in Boston.†   (source)
  • The ostracized peeper gave him that sidelong glance of snarl and laugh.†   (source)
  • The Ostracized: One Man Alone.†   (source)
  • With their heads down disconsolately, the chaplain, Major Major and Major Danby moved toward their jeeps in an ostracized group, each holding himself friendlessly several feet away from the other two.†   (source)
  • Ostracized.†   (source)
  • He sits back down with Joining the Club: A History of Jews at Yale and flips through some favorite parts about how certain professors at Yale in the 1920s and 1930s reached out to ostracized Jewish students, ushering them into Yale's pristine hallways.†   (source)
  • He found himself ostracized in the squadron by men who cursed his memory foully for having supplied Colonel Cathcart with provocation to raise the number of combat missions.†   (source)
  • They've been ostracized.†   (source)
  • We're ostracized.†   (source)
  • If the victim refused to pay, they'd ostracize him.†   (source)
  • Squirrelly scrubbing noises squirm from its sidewalls as they grind against the curb; we are in the Burbs, where it is better to take a thousand clicks off the lifespan of your Coodyears by invariably grinding them up against curbs than to risk social ostracism and outbreaks of mass hysteria by parking several inches away, out in the middle of the street (That's okay, Mom, ican walk to the curb from here), a menace to traffic, a deadly obstacle to uncertain young bicyclists.†   (source)
  • I also hope that I can get through to the people who think it's acceptable to ostracize pregnant teens and insult them for their mistakes.†   (source)
  • When he returned to Kansas in 1871, he and his family suffered social ostracism, physical attack, and near poverty.†   (source)
  • One day she received a card from an old schoolmate, a girl who had married out of Carley's set, and had been ostracized.†   (source)
  • Only Gilbert's great wealth and prestige and scarcely concealed humorous contempt for Cass saved Cass from ostracism, or worse.†   (source)
  • It was at Mrs. Elsing's silver musicale for the benefit of the convalescents that Rhett signed his final warrant of ostracism.†   (source)
  • And with the laws, the punishments—and there were only two—a quick and murderous fight or ostracism; and ostracism was the worst.†   (source)
  • Any nation that thwarts such endeavors will undoubtedly find itself the object of moral ostracism.†   (source)
  • You should read history—look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • My whole former life—my life as a slave on the plantation, my work in the coal-mine, the times when I was without food and clothing, when I made my bed under a sidewalk, my struggles for an education, the trying days I had had at Tuskegee, days when I did not know where to turn for a dollar to continue the work there, the ostracism and sometimes oppression of my race,—all this passed before me and nearly overcame me.†   (source)
  • I mean, being ostracized by sophomore church kids would not be the worst thing in the world, but my one goal in life was to not be ostracized by anyone.†   (source)
  • But he did allow himself to be persuaded, otherwise he would have been ostracised.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is the British spelling. Americans spell it ostracized.
  • The rejected mother-to-be, on the other hand, faced a lifetime of shame and ostracism.†   (source)
  • This is a classic situation in which you try to engage people as little as possible, because if you look like you're part of one group, the other group will take notice and ostracize you.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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