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This is turning into a witch hunt.
Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  searching out and harassing dissenters
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witch hunt witch-hunt witchhunt
Named witch hunt because of the hysteria and mob lynchings of suspected witches in the past.
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  • This is turning into a witch hunt.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • "I’ll hold with no witch hunt."
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • This feels a lot like a witch hunt.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Chances were that Colum had forbidden anyone to come down to the village, for fear of being caught up in the witch-hunt.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • The witch-hunt was a perverse manifestation of the panic which set in among all classes when the balance began to turn toward greater individual freedom.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • They come on a witchhunt!
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • The airwaves would be filled with the voices of anti-Masonic groups, fundamentalists, and conspiracy theorists spewing hatred and fear, launching a Puritan witch hunt all over again.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • There’s Sam Lonnigan, who as a liberal-leaning broadcaster became snared by Joe McCarthy’s communist witch hunt.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • —Kapoor My reply: Venkat, tell the investigation committee they’ll have to do their witch hunt without me.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • With the very visible failure of the investigation into the brutal deaths of three women, the media is attempting to incite a witch-hunt.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death

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  • Finally, the Mafia, to whom Kennedy was once so close that mobster Sam Giancana referred to JFK as Jack rather than Mr. President, is angry that Kennedy is repaying their years of friendship by allowing Bobby and the Justice Department to conduct an anti-Mafia witch hunt.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Witch hunt.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • The witch-hunt was not, however, a mere repression.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • I understood the reason for his hesitancy; he had seen the frenzy of the witch-hunt at Cranesmuir.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I didn’t know what to do, and when I saw the ship — " All at once she was sobbing and babbling like a three-year-old, about the witch hunt, and the chase through the cornfield, and the man who had come so close.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
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