Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: outcast
IPA transcription: ['aʊtk,æst]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: friendless, outcast
    Meaning: excluded from a society
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: outcast, castaway, pariah, Ishmael
    Meaning: a person who is rejected (from society or home)
Usage examples
  • She is an outcast.
  • His hand was open for charity, and he was always the champion of the poor, the helpless and the outcast.
  • He knew himself to be the wretch and outcast he was; and, looking back at his start in life, he could but remember how different his career might have been had he so chosen.
  • She was a little drudge and outcast; she was given her lessons at odd times and expected to learn without being taught; she was sent on errands by Miss Minchin, Miss Amelia and the cook.
  • Her words and manner had touched Rose Maylie's heart; and, mingled with her love for her young charge, and scarcely less intense in its truth and fervour, was her fond wish to win the outcast back to repentance and hope.
  • No consideration whatever shall hinder me from making you repent your temerity should you violate my injunction." I was going to speak, but he prevented me by words full of anger; and I was obliged to quit the palace, rejected, banished, an outcast from the world.
  • There, crouched against the side of the wall which attracts and retains the most heat, they may be seen sometimes talking to one another, but more frequently alone, watching the door, which sometimes opens to call forth one from the gloomy assemblage, or to throw in another outcast from society.
  • Can this be I, Capitola, the little outcast of the city, now changed into Miss Black, the young lady, perhaps the heiress of a fine old country seat; calling a fine old military officer uncle; having a handsome income of pocket money settled upon me; having carriages and horses and servants to attend me?