[ US /ˈɔstɹəˌsaɪz/ ]
  1. expel from a community or group
  2. avoid speaking to or dealing with
    Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me
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How To Use ostracize In A Sentence

  • Oborne regrets the 'loss of self restraint' and his intention is to recreate it, or rather to again 'ostracise' and 'thrust beyond the outer margins of debate' those who dare to speak out about the impact of Islam on the British way of life. The British National Party
  • Hey grrls, don't you remember being ostracized at one point or another?
  • They were also outsiders in royal courts where courtiers did everything possible to sideline and ostracise them.
  • since it's your duty to ostracize and bake, _ostracize_ and _bake_, and be done with your ridiculous fancies. The Earth Trembled
  • The former chief sub who had been with the paper for eight years, was evidently marginalised and ostracised after a disagreement with the publisher.
  • You can tautologically assert that it is “rational” for a person in accord to “true preferences” that are “revealed” by their action in eating cheeseburger after cheeseburger only to later be deeply ostracized by society for being fat and then later to suffer a horrible death at a young age, but this is just nonsense. The Volokh Conspiracy » The Double Standard of Libertarian Paternalism
  • Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me
  • People who say that are liars and should be ostracised from the group.
  • A young man could remain a member either until he married or reached the age of 3O or so, and in fact he could not refuse to become a member without being ostracized.
  • 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
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