ostracism ostracism  /ˈɔ strə ˌsɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)
  2. (n) the act of excluding someone from society by general consent

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  1. In Afghan tribal society, sexual violation--even its portrayal in a fictional movie--can lead to dishonor, ostracism or worse.
  2. But the recognition was bought with sacrifice, hardship and ostracism in her own community.
  3. Younger and second-generation Arab Americans may not be so reflexively opposed to intelligence work, but few would be willing to risk ostracism by their elders.

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  1. "I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are, and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they...
    on Jan 16, 2006 By: Felicity Huffman Source: FOXNews

  2. "The Civil Courage Prize exists to recognize heroes of conscience like Ali Salem. He is one of many brave people around the world who resist intimidation, ostracism and pressure, and risk their lives, to promote freedom and justice. They are not...
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: John Train Source: FOXNews

  3. "Environment Minister Turnbull should reject it out of hand and raise the threat of global ostracism of Japan," Senator Brown said. "Australia should have a naval presence wherever and whenever the Japanese whaling ships enter Australian...
    on May 28, 2007 By: Bob Brown Source: The Australian

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