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Ostracise   Listen

Expel from a community or group.  Synonyms: ban, banish, blackball, cast out, ostracize, shun.
Avoid speaking to or dealing with.  Synonym: ostracize.

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"Ostracise" Quotes from Famous Books

... very frank representations to him on several occasions, the burden of them being that common people beget common ideas, common associations corrupt good manners, and that "nice" girls would continue to view with disdain and might ultimately ostracise any misguided young man of their own caste who played about with a woman for whose existence nobody who was ...
— Athalie • Robert W. Chambers

... less is it like the dulness of country neighbourhoods. New York has its charmed circles also; a republic admits of the greatest exclusiveness; and, in the highest circles of the city, to say that a man is not in society, is to ostracise him as in England. It must be stated that some of the most agreeable salons of New York are almost closed against foreigners. French, Germans, and Italians, with imposing titles, have proved how unworthily they bear them; and this feeling against strangers—I will ...
— The Englishwoman in America • Isabella Lucy Bird

Words linked to "Ostracise" :   shut, avoid, ostracism, exclude, banish, expel, shut out, throw out, kick out, boycott, keep out

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