Franks, who has frequent run-ins with the overwhelmingly Democratic Black Caucus, paints the group as being full of small-minded pols who would rather socially ostracize
someone with different ideas than engage him in debate.
Martha's classmates ostracize
her because her family belongs to a strict religious sect, until newcomer Scott accepts her for herself and then finds himself ostracized as well.
Take the opening stanza of the longish poem that starts Part IV, titled simply: "Laura, Fifth Grade": "Maybe it was her willingness / to let the boys pencil-poke her arms / or her calm compliance / as they twisted half-licked suckers / in her pale hair, that made us ostracize
Among other things, the firm sought to "diminish, demean, humiliate, embarrass, isolate and ostracize
The government called us `militants,' attempting to discredit us and ostracize
us from the overall community.