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- v. Alternative spelling of ostracize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. Same as ostracize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See ostracize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. avoid speaking to or dealing with
- v. expel from a community or group
Unity (OAU) to "ostracise" the military regime which had overthrown
Jews should first warn, then "ostracise" fellow Jews who fail to heed the directive, the rabbis declared.
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.
They will ostracise and terrorise a vulnerable Hispanic minority with few legal rights, encouraging them to leave or disappear further into the shadows.
We tell the police they are entitled to information from the public yet we ostracise informers.
My family were threatening to ostracise me, and it seemed as if the price of being with Bridget was losing my family.
But when it comes to alcohol, the modus operandi is to warn of its dangers, preach of the virtues of abstention, ostracise those deemed "problem drinkers" – but never go the whole hog and relegate it to its proper place of illegality like the rest of its peers.
Jews and Christians may ostracise those who turn away from the religion, but Islam condemns apostates to death.
Announcing to his New York readers, in July 1937, that the film-star Virginia Cherrill was due to marry an English earl, Paul also passed along the news that the British aristocracy were determined to ostracise the young screen actress, as a gesture of support towards the first, discarded wife of Lord Jersey.
The effect of it was to ostracise the American and Canadian representatives, who were forced to live apart and walk apart.