Many children have been bullied or ostracized for being overweight or obese.
This step, which caused him to be ostracized for a time from the Boston circles in which he had been reared, brought him the cases of the fugitive slaves, Shadrach, Sims and Burns, and of the rescuers of Shadrach.
He must have been born before 485-484, in which years his father was ostracized.
Elphaba is ostracized because she was born with green skin, but while at college of Shiz University, she shows a talent for magic that catches the eye of the headmistress of the school.
Grote and others hold that six thousand had to be given against one person before he was ostracized, but it seems unlikely that the attendance at the Ecclesia ever admitted of so large a vote against one man, and the view is contradicted by Plut.