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aw struh si zuhm

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

  • After eight years of political ostracism, stem-cell scientists like Harvard's Douglas Melton are coming back into the light and making discoveries that may soon bring .
  • In Afghan tribal society, sexual violation--even its portrayal in a fictional movie--can lead to dishonor, ostracism or worse.
  • But the recognition was bought with sacrifice, hardship and ostracism in her own community.

  • John Train in FOXNews
    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... Felicity Huffman http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felicity_Huffman&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEK7U_oVCo0lvp4xtbLpOQI9cp6Jw FOXNews http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,181842,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH7cg9g9GupbTqy34uDY9VrnS7G7A Jan 16, 2006 70417 94619 ostracism 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...
  • Bob Brown in The Australian
    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...

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