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Use "excommunicating" in a sentence
"If you mean things like twice excommunicating the heretic Marcion, yes, when people were preaching what the Christians didn't believe they were told in no uncertain terms that they were not part of the faith."
"In 2006, he publicly reaffirmed the spiritual purpose of the requirement and made it clear that dissenters on the issue would not be tolerated, excommunicating an African bishop who had ordained several married men as priests."
"The Vatican is in the process of defrocking and formally excommunicating Bourgeois for supporting and attending women's ordinations."