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Also, seventeen percent of Jehovah's Witnesses actively shunning a relative only get in touch when they "need something", says the survey conducted by JWAlumni.
In her tribe, unsanctioned actions led to the turning away, or shunning, of the individual who no longer exists as a viable member and Neytiri's words represent the love and acceptance that indicates reconciliation and a return to "family" status.
Commercial banks in Kenya are shunning some sectors of the market in order to reduce their losses.
He promised those shunning violence would be offered incentives and protection to their families.
And for those few who are vocal about the hypocrisy they've discovered in their former religion, shunning is a form of damage control, a preemptive maneuver that prevents the faithful--the "sheep"--from associating with those who may cause their faith to waver.
Cash-strapped and time-pressured workers are shunning trips to high-street coffee shops in the recession, opting instead for office vending machines, according to figures out today.
ALESSANDRO NESTA could be in for some trouble and strife after shunning Italy's Euro 2008 double-header with the Faroe Islands and Lithuania to get married.
Beyond the evidence of history, Greif offers a game theory argument that the Maghribi model isn't replicable because it only works within a small community, one where everybody can know everyone else and have a sense of who deserves shunning, through a process akin to that of small-town gossip.
95), and superbly narrated by Maruerite Gavin, this engaging trilogy consists of The Shunning (3183, 7 hours) in which Katie Lapp hears a devastating confession from her parents on the eve of her wedding--a confession that unravels the only life she has ever known).
Tasteful commentary covers the shunning of Diana by the royal family and Diana's increasing fame after her death.
High earners are shunning bling-bling and indulging in a passion for second-hand shopping.
Two years ago he upset traditionalists when he apologised to divorcees who had been shunned by the Roman Catholic church and went on to ask forgiveness for shunning needy people in society.