verb (used with object), os·tra·cized, os·tra·ciz·ing.
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Origin of ostracize
OTHER WORDS FROM ostracizeos·tra·ciz·a·ble, adjectiveos·tra·ci·za·tion, nounos·tra·ciz·er, noun
Words nearby ostracize
Example sentences from the Web for ostracize
It will never trouble itself to inquire minutely into the truth, but will pronounce its hasty judgment, and then ostracize.We Two|Edna Lyall
And just for that they chose to turn the cold shoulder on her,—to ostracize her practically.The Lamp in the Desert|Ethel M. Dell
Will you then ostracize the South and compel the abolition of slavery?Slavery Ordained of God|Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
The defeat was staved off "ostrich" and "ostracize" on to some one else.The Secrets of a Kuttite|Edward O. Mousley
Legally your actions cannot be assailed, but morally they should ostracize you from decent society.Mary Louise Solves a Mystery|L. Frank Baum