Wednesday, September 14, 2011

ostracise

ostracise [ OS-truh’-sahyz ]
 verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to banish or remove from a group
2. followed in ancient greece, when a citizen considered dangerous to a state was sent into exile by popular vote
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 After his arrest, he was ostracised by his friends.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 His most striking contribution to the debate so far has been to show that black students who study hard are accused of “acting white” and are ostracised by their peers.