from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which is thrown out or rejected; offscouring; hence, figuratively of persons, a reprobate; a castaway.
  • noun That which a tree puts forth; a shoot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete That which is cast out.

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  • verb Present participle of outcaste.


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  • Disobedience to these taboos was punished with the terrible penalty of "outcasting," whereby the offender did not merely fall to a lower rank in the caste hierarchy but sank even below the Sudra and became a "Pariah," or man of no-caste, condemned to the most menial and revolting occupations, and with no rights which even the Sudra was bound to respect.

    The New World of Islam

  • There is something about location which evokes romantic notions of writing – though the reality is the hard slog of page after page and a sort of social “outcasting”.

    Writer’s Paradise « Write Anything

  • They threw you out of your guild, they outcasted you from groups, they reviled you on message boards, and in many instances their outcasting and shaming went too far.


  • With their own denunciations and outcasting of incorrect thinking blacks, like feminists, and are thus completely dependent on the goodwill of Democrat "Massah's" - instead of putting their vote in play for both parties.

    Sarah Palin is great for feminism.

  • Imprisonment, the killing of a cow or criminal intimacy of a man with a woman of another caste is punished by temporary outcasting, readmission involving a fine of Rs. 4 or Rs. 5.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • So in her pitiful outcasting, in all the forlorn loathsomeness of leprosy, and the shunned squalor of a cripple, she sat down at the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 03, January, 1858

  • Calcutta, denouncing caste and idolatry and the outcasting of those who had crossed the sea, and recommending the Hindus to take to flesh-eating.

    New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century A Study of Social, Political, and Religious Developments

  • Freddy had never told his sister that he had refused the hospitality and cut himself off from the friendship of more than two English families, residents in Cairo, because they had taken a prominent part in the outcasting of Michael Ireton from English society when he had married Hadassah Lekejian.

    There was a King in Egypt

  • It was the song of her outcasting, of the fall from heaven that came of the too great rapture of the soul, of her wantoning in the joy of the supernal, who forgot God in possessing him.

    The Creators A Comedy

  • It means equal ruin to me, as the world reckons it outcasting, the loss of my appointment, the breaking off my life's work.

    Under the Deodars


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