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ostracize - vocabulary

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verb

To exclude, by general agreement, from friendship, society, conversation, or privileges, as in His friends ostracized him after the scandal broke.

Even after this skirmish, Democrats are unlikely to completely ostracize Fox [New Channel]. John Edwards, who was the first to withdraw from the Nevada debate, said this week he wouldn't preclude future appearances on the network. And insiders say that despite another online uproar, the Congressional Black Caucus intends next week to announce plans to co-sponsor a Democratic presidential debate with Fox, just as it did in 2004.

—Ronald Brownstein “Fox Hounded: How the Democrats Are Turning on Fox News”
Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2007

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