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The scandal made her a political pariah.
  a person, group, or organization that is despised and rejected
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  • The scandal made her a political pariah.
  • The country moved from pariah to partner.
  • Shortly Tom came upon the juvenile pariah of the village, Huckleberry Finn, son of the town drunkard.
    Mark Twain  --  Tom Sawyer
  • I’m going to hide out long enough to watch Lance Nicholas Dunne become a worldwide pariah, to watch Nick be arrested, tried, marched off to prison, bewildered in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • Within weeks, the non-transparent officeholders were treated like pariahs.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The Russian invasion transformed Zia from an international pariah to the great defender of freedom in the Cold War.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I had this image that the Ondaatjes were absolute pariahs.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • "You’ve turned him into a pariah.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The conversation is pretty one-sided, but it’s better than being scowled at, insulted, and generally treated like a pariah, which is what I’m used to from Sarah.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Sometimes he made as if to chase her away, bending down to pick up an imaginary stone, the way people did here when they wanted to frighten away a pariah dog.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River

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  • Her name was Maria (rhyming in the Southern fashion with "pariah") Hunt, and at fifteen I had been so feverish in my infatuation for her that it seems in retrospect a small-scale madness.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Only—now I was a pariah?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I feel like a pariah when I walk through the streets.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • He didn’t have to worry about feeling alone or like a pariah.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Whatever doubts I’ve had about him dissipate because if either of us took the other’s life now we’d be pariahs when we returned to District 12.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Shortly Tom came upon the juvenile pariah of the village, Huckleberry Finn, son of the town drunkard.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • It was people like the chaplain, he concluded, who were responsible for giving religion such a bad name and making pariahs out of them both.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Associate with a pariah, you become an outcast too.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Maybe he had just remembered he was kissing a girl who five minutes ago had been a social pariah.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Even if they were society’s pariahs, they were going to be angels in a marble white heaven and sit on the right hand of Jesus, the Son of God.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Everyone knew his affections lay with Carreen, so the news that he was to marry the neighborhood pariah instead sat ill upon them.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • All over the plain, cattle and buffaloes were grazing, and when the little boys in charge of the herds saw Mowgli they shouted and ran away, and the yellow pariah dogs that hang about every Indian village barked.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • All he knows is that, here, no one wants to be with an honor student-a pariah— except maybe LaTisha, who has few alternatives.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • On Monday, April 22, a day after returning from Camp Two to Base Camp, Andy Harris and I hiked over to the South African compound to meet their team and try to gain some insight into why they had become such pariahs.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • In 1966, I was a pariah.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • At the end of the examination, the pariahs were made to stand before the class while Nurse gave a lecture about how filthy those little girls were and how they had to be shunned.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • A man could become a zampolit and be a pariah among his peers.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • For me, they sat uneasily beside the fact that Rwanda’s government had become a pariah in several quarters.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • She was pariah, then, and knew it.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • He had planned to return to his pariah after the wedding, but he was appalled at the hardness of the inhabitants of Macondo, who were prospering in the midst of scandal, subject to the natural law, without baptizing their children or sanctifying their festivals.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • He grew discouraged and imagined himself a pariah; took to sulking in corners and reading after lights.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • But Kim had danced off ere the end of the sentence, dodging pariah dogs and hungry acquaintances.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • …every physiologist would probably have responded no, and that without hesitation, had he beheld at Toulon, during the hours of repose, which were for Jean Valjean hours of revery, this gloomy galley-slave, seated with folded arms upon the bar of some capstan, with the end of his chain thrust into his pocket to prevent its dragging, serious, silent, and thoughtful, a pariah of the laws which regarded the man with wrath, condemned by civilization, and regarding heaven with severity.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Quite apart from the claims against us, we would become a pariah in the eyes of much of the civilized world.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I’m what they call a pariah, I guess.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Otherwise, Clyde might appear to be a pariah, one who had been from the first a drifter and a waster and was now purposely being avoided by all who knew him.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • But I also knew all this — the school assembly, the address to the student body, Alex’s role — all of this was because of me! I recalled when I first entered school in Watts, how I had been virtually written off, pushed into a corner with building blocks and treated like a pariah; how in Garvey I had been heaved out of classes and, later in high school, forced to drop out and labeled a failure!
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • …spot of earth which might have been created and set aside by Heaven itself, Grandfather said, as a theatre for violence and injustice and bloodshed and all the satanic lusts of human greed and cruelty, for the last despairing fury of all the pariah-interdict and all the doomed—a little island set in a smiling and fury-lurked and incredible indigo sea, which was the halfway point between what we call the jungle and what we call civilization, halfway between the dark inscrutable…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • The reason these women are pariahs is because they are women.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • People treat her like a pariah, so she becomes depressed.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • A dog with an experience like that could become a pariah in the truest sense of the word.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • What he didn’t expect was to be treated like a pariah.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • Especially when he’s a pariah in the community.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • My father and mother were as agnostic as any two people could be without being branded godless pariahs.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The other kids treated her like a total pariah, crowing that her mother was a "hoor" and calling her "lice girl."
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • He knew he was a pariah, a no-good Cole who’d killed not only the Bennetts’ son-in-law but the town’s only doctor, and the guilt he felt was overwhelming.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • They gave him lists that detailed the locations of abandoned cars along the Bronx River, a major dump site for stolen, joyridden, semistripped, gas-siphoned and pariah-dog vehicles.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Just across the street, Ford’s Theatre has instantly gone from a Washington cultural hub to a pariah; the good fortune of having Lincoln attend Our American Cousin will soon put the theater out of business.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Cecily and her lot have never treated Ann as more than a servant, but since our unfortunate attempt to pass her off in society as a duke’s daughter of Russian blood last Christmas, Ann has become a complete pariah.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • I would lay a wager, that amongst the castes of India there are amazing variations of language, and that there is almost as much difference between the language of the pariah and that of the Brahmin as there is in their dress.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
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