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Ostracise   Listen

Expel from a community or group.  Synonyms: ban, banish, blackball, cast out, ostracize, shun.
Avoid speaking to or dealing with.  Synonym: ostracize.

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"Ostracise" Quotes from Famous Books

... oligarchies, or democracies, have a regard to (for in placing the supreme power they all think it right to fix it to excellence, though not the same); but it is also agreeable to what has been already said; as it would not be right to kill, or banish, or ostracise such a one for his superior merit. Nor would it be proper to let him have the supreme power only in turn; for it is contrary to nature that what is highest should ever be lowest: but this would be the case should such a one ever be governed ...
— Politics - A Treatise on Government • Aristotle

Words linked to "Ostracise" :   boycott, expel, avoid, shut out, keep out, shut, kick out, throw out, ostracism, exclude

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