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persecution
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
very bad and unfair treatment of others — usually because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political beliefs
  • The Russians persecuted heresy more cruelly than the Inquisition had done.
    p. 254.1
persecuted = ongoing unfair treatment of others — usually because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political beliefs
  • The ideal set up by the Party was something huge, terrible, and glittering — a world of steel and concrete, of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons — a nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting — three hundred million people all with the same face.
    p. 74.3
  • You have read of the religious persecutions of the past.
    p. 253.7
  • Did I not tell you just now that we are different from the persecutors of the past?
    p. 255.1
  • The object of persecution is persecution.
    p. 263.8
  • The object of persecution is persecution.
    p. 263.8

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