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Word Example of - blackball

    Example Sentences for blackball

    Tack Turner, one of the crowd, was the first to blackball, but after him the voting again was favorable.

    Beaten by a blackball called Carlton—I'd hate to see him now.

    Blackball and Loder, Cruchecassee and Schlangenbad, assumed sympathetic countenances.

    Hand them around; blackball them; sound the alarm of mad dog.

    You may be sure some of the proud people and most of the parvenus of the Club were ready to blackball him.

    How had he, a useless old fogy, dared to blackball a man like Iver?

    If a ballot should be demanded the members will all vote, and one blackball will exclude.

    They let a victim go there until they get all and then they blackball him.

    No one had dared to blackball him when he had recently put up his name at a club which was supposed to be composed of gentlemen.

    She sees herself on the eve of becoming the acquaintance of Captain Blackball.

Word Origin & History of - blackball

    Word Origin & History

    blackball "to exclude from a club by adverse votes," 1770, from black + ball (1). Black balls of wood or ivory dropped into an urn during secret ballots.

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