Definition of ostracism:
exclusion (part of speech: noun)
seclusion (part of speech: noun)
Outwardly he must conform to the ways of his neighbors, just as he must pay tribute to the policeman on the beat; for standing room is necessary to all operations, and social ostracism could ruin him as easily as police persecution.- "The Promised Land", Mary Antin.
And when, at this time, there was no doubt but that the ostracism would fall upon one of those three, Alcibiades contrived to form a coalition of parties, and, communicating his project to Nicias, turned the sentence upon Hyperbolus himself.- "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- "Plutarch's Lives, Volume II", Aubrey Stewart & George Long.