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persecution

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Definition very bad and unfair treatment of others — usually because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political beliefs
  • Everyone knows about the persecution of the Jews by the Nazis.
persecution = very bad and unfair treatment
  • In that country people who are gay are persecuted by law.
  • persecuted = treated badly in an unfair manner
  • And some of you have come from areas where your quest—quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  I Have a Dream
  • persecution = bad, ongoing, and unfair treatment
  • Lip-lip had selected White Fang for his special object of persecution.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • persecution = bad, ongoing, and unfair treatment
  • The Russians persecuted heresy more cruelly than the Inquisition had done.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • persecuted = ongoing unfair treatment of others — usually because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political beliefs
  • Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • persecution = bad and unfair treatment of a group of people
  • "Well I don't know for certain," he said, "they're supposed to change money or somethin', but that ain't no cause to persecute 'em."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • persecute = treat badly and unfairly
  • Jem, it's not right to persecute anybody, is it?
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • persecute = treat badly and unfairly
  •   "Old Adolf Hitler has been prosecutin' the-"
      "Persecuting Cecil...."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • persecuting = treating badly and unfairly
  • Over here we don't believe in persecuting anybody.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • persecuting = treating badly and unfairly
  • Miss Gates said, "When you get to high school, Cecil, you'll learn that the Jews have been persecuted since the beginning of history, even driven out of their own country."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • persecuted = treated badly and unfairly
  • In England, Simon was irritated by the persecution of those who called themselves Methodists at the hands of their more liberal brethren, and as Simon called himself a Methodist, he worked his way across the Atlantic to Philadelphia, thence to Jamaica, thence to Mobile, and up the Saint Stephens.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • persecution = bad and unfair treatment of a group of people
  • He, whose persecutions had been the cause of my sin!
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • persecutions = unfair treatment
  • My ancestors arrived in the Solo-Khumbu region fleeing from persecution in the lowlands.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • ... The Bishop's middle years in New Mexico had been clouded by the persecution of the Navajos and their expulsion from their own country.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • If the country was better for the movement that persecuted me, I was still in favor of it.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Nirriti smiled and said, " 'Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.'
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • It is fortified By persecution: supreme, so long as men will die for it.
    T.S. Eliot  --  Murder in the Cathedral
  • Catholics are persecuted, treated like dogs!
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Since I know it is all for Christ's good, I am quite content with my weaknesses and with insults, hardships, persecutions and calamities.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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