v. exclude from community or group; banish by popular vote
As soon as the newspapers carried the story of his connection with the criminals, his friends began to ostracize him.
Sentence in Classic:
Hence the banishment and death of so many excellent men, and hence the law of ostracism, and all those other violent measures which from time to time during the history of that city were directed against her foremost citizens.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
No race that has anything to contribute to the markets of the world is long in any degree ostracized.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context