Persecuted and tortured as I am and have been, can death be any evil to me?
Every moment I feared to meet my persecutor.
The strength I relied on is gone; I feel that I shall soon die, and he, my enemy and persecutor, may still be in being.
Sometimes he commanded his countenance and tones and related the most horrible incidents with a tranquil voice, suppressing every mark of agitation; then, like a volcano bursting forth, his face would suddenly change to an expression of the wildest rage as he shrieked out imprecations on his persecutor.
There are no more uses of "persecution" in the book.
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Everyone knows about the persecution of the Jews by the Nazis.
In that country non-Muslims are persecuted by law.