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  • adj. Alternative spelling of ostracized.


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  • As I've gotten older and learnt more about the personal history behind Mathematics, rather than just the discoveries, I've grown to understand how badly being ostracised from the Mathematical community can hold-back a mathematician's work and that the dearth of great female mathematicians isn't anything to do with the inability of women to do maths and everything to do with so few of them ever being given a chance.

    24th March '09

  • When her own organization, STORM, began to take a more harm-reduction and rights-based approach, she was effectively ostracised from the anti-prostitution movement.

    Getting Mainstream Attention – Judging Trafficking Evidence « Bound, Not Gagged

  • Museveni said Mugabe did not deserve to be "ostracised" or

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Last month, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said during his visit to Zimbabwe that Mugabe did not deserve to be "ostracised" or

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This man was thoroughly "ostracised;" that is, every Southern man suspected him of being an incendiary, and no Southern man would have any thing to do with him when it was possible to avoid him.

    Our Brother in Black: His Freedom and His Future

  • For example, the teacher whose performances I have mentioned told the world how he was "ostracised," but omitted to tell how he had left his teaching for the conflicts of the hustings.

    Our Brother in Black: His Freedom and His Future

  • Long ago the men who, at the beginning, "ostracised" him, that is, let him alone, have recognized his true worth, and have given him what help they could.

    Our Brother in Black: His Freedom and His Future

  • In the event I have only been partly ostracised by my family, but it is not only the issues with my family that persuaded Bridget to take my name.

    The Clanzoors? Never!

  • “If you had a choice,” he says, “of being ostracised for wearing a weird hat or for being gay, which would you choose?”

    The Curiosity of Chance

  • It is also a view reinforced by the fact that every time a Labour MP brings up these difficult issues, such as Margaret Hodge and housing allocation in 2007, or Jack Straw and sexual grooming earlier this year, they are always ostracised by liberal commentators.

    Letters: Multiculturalism and national identity


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