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Definition a person, group, or organization that is despised and rejected
  • 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
  • "You've turned him into a pariah.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • 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
  • I had this image that the Ondaatjes were absolute pariahs.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • What he didn't expect was to be treated like a pariah.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • People treat her like a pariah, so she becomes depressed.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • She was pariah, then, and knew it.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • 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
  • A dog with an experience like that could become a pariah in the truest sense of the word.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • 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
  • In 1966, I was a pariah.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • 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 didn't have to worry about feeling alone or like a pariah.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Within weeks, the non-transparent officeholders were treated like pariahs.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Maybe he had just remembered he was kissing a girl who five minutes ago had been a social pariah.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • 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
  • 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
  • Especially when he's a pariah in the community.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind

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