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persecution
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
very bad and unfair treatment of others — usually because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political beliefs
  • Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced.
    p. 329.1
persecution = bad and unfair treatment of a group of people
  • 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.
    p. 4.2
  • persecution = bad and unfair treatment of a group of people
  •   "Old Adolf Hitler has been prosecutin' the-"
      "Persecuting Cecil...."
    p. 327.9
  • persecuting = treating badly and unfairly
  • Over here we don't believe in persecuting anybody.
    p. 329.1
  • persecuting = treating badly and unfairly
  • "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."
    p. 329.5
  • persecute = treat 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."
    p. 329.6
  • persecuted = treated badly and unfairly
  • Jem, it's not right to persecute anybody, is it?
    p. 330.9
persecute = treat badly and unfairly
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