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Word: ostracize

Definition: banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism


Sentences Containing 'ostracize'

His stated reasons for doing so were: "if my fellow Evangelicals ever knew about my christological beliefs they would not accept me as a genuine Christian and ostracize me from the Evangelical community."

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