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Definition of Ostracism


  1. Banishment by popular vote, -- a means adopted at Athens to rid the city of a person whose talent and influence gave umbrage.
  2. Banishment; exclusion; as, social ostracism.

Ostracism Quotations

Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty.
Alice Foote MacDougall

You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.
George Eliot

Throughout evolution, ostracism was death indeed.
Helen Fisher

Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away.
Derek Jarman
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Ostracism Translations

ostracism in German is Verbannung
ostracism in Italian is esilio
ostracism in Spanish is ostracismo
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