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persecution
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition
very bad and unfair treatment of others — usually because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political beliefs
  • 'I'm not going to endure the persecutions of your hospitable ancestors again.
    Chapter 3 (62% in)
  • This endurance made old Earnshaw furious, when he discovered his son persecuting the poor fatherless child, as he called him.
    Chapter 4 (71% in)
  • But Heathcliff affirms his principal reason for resuming a connection with his ancient persecutor is a wish to instal himself in quarters at walking distance from the Grange, and an attachment to the house where we lived together; and likewise a hope that I shall have more opportunities of seeing him there than I could have if he settled in Gimmerton.
    Chapter 10 (51% in)

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