Shame and ostracism are not guaranteed to be effective; like the recalcitrant husband, Israel may indeed dig in.
But what the boy geeks miss, she argues, is that they are not the only ones who have to deal with harassment or ostracism.
What would be the point besides at a minimum misery, isolation, ostracism, and constant behind-the-back derision?
Martyrdom, in this context, being defined as “mockery, slander, ostracism.”
ostracism, and two discharges; 41 whites voted of the 4200 who registered.
But is our moral condition the true reason of our ostracism?
ostracism in the nobler elements of the community is as characteristic of the Greek democracy as of the French.
So they banished him by ostracism, and he went to Argos to live.
But you'll find that there is a worse boredom than you suffer now—the ennui of exile, of ostracism.
Now he was more urgently assured of his ostracism than before.
1580s, a method of 10-year banishment in ancient Athens, by which the citizens gathered and each wrote on a potsherd or tile the name of a man they deemed dangerous to the liberties of the people, and a man whose name turned up often enough was sent away. From Middle French ostracisme (16c.), Modern Latin ostracismus, or directly from Greek ostrakismos, from ostrakizein "to ostracize," from ostrakon "tile, potsherd," from PIE *ost-r-, from root *ost- "bone" (see osseous). The Greek word is related to osteon "bone," ostreion "oyster" (and cognate with German Estrich "pavement," which is from Medieval Latin astracus "pavement," ultimately from Greek ostrakon).
A similar practice in ancient Syracuse (with banishment for five years) was by writing names on olive leaves, and thus was called petalismos.