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
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Example sentences from the Web for ostracize
When people get rejected or ostracized by their own group, they usually withdraw and then become depressed or enraged.We Need More 'Good Conflict' in Our Lives. Here's How It Works|Amanda Ripley|April 17, 2021|Time
Younger Republicans are also likely to say that they fear they will be ostracized for their political views.How ‘Cancel Culture’ Became An Issue For Young Republicans|Meredith Conroy|March 22, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
We ask the larger society not to label or ostracize us, but then within our own community we do it so brazenly.We need to live up to our inclusive standards and claims|Arash Azma|March 16, 2021|Washington Blade
Whatever your politics, we should all agree that ostracizing middle and high school kids is not something to celebrate.Mississippi governor signs first anti-transgender bill of 2021|Philip Van Slooten|March 13, 2021|Washington Blade
No, let us everywhere put down treason and ostracize traitors.
Did not the very persons whom he was serving ostracize him, in order that they might not hear his voice for ten years?Gorgias|Plato
To hinder the unfolding truth, to ostracize whatever uplifts mankind, is of course out of the question.No and Yes|Mary Baker Eddy
They ostracize Aristides, simply because they are "tired of hearing him always called the Just."The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians|G. G. Findlay
Later a meeting of the citizens of Mobile proposed to ostracize those who refused to accept Confederate notes.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming