- v expel from a community or group
- v avoid speaking to or dealing with
- Tony Abbott in TVNZ
I don't see why he should ostracise them,Abbott told AAP. "He's playing favourites among religious groups. Their theology is not my theology but they live perfectly respectable lives, they pay their taxes, they obey the law of the land. I...
- Kofi Annan in SABC News
To applause, Annan said he had called upon Africans to "ostracise leaders who seize power through military coups against elected governments".
- Peter Alliss in Telegraph.co.uk
The BBC's Peter Alliss said: "It's a fact that if you're known as a cheat in golf, golfers ostracise you. You can be a womaniser, you don't pay your taxes, a whiff of BO - but he cheats at golf, oh Colombus, we don't want him in the club."