That is why in many of our monasteries the institution was at first resisted almost to persecution.
But to this day it exists in few monasteries only, and has sometimes been almost persecuted as an innovation in Russia.
The subject was the socialist revolutionaries who were at that time persecuted.
They will seek us again, hidden underground in the catacombs, for we shall be again persecuted and tortured.
The mere sight of the father who had hated him from his childhood, had been his enemy, his persecutor, and now his unnatural rival, was enough!
"Lise, for mercy’s sake, don’t scream, don’t persecute me.
) "Gentlemen of the jury, you remember that awful night of which so much has been said to-day, when the son got over the fence and stood face to face with the enemy and persecutor who had begotten him.
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.