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persecution
used in King Lear

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very bad and unfair treatment of others — usually because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political beliefs
  • While I may scape, I will preserve myself: and am bethought To take the basest and most poorest shape That ever penury, in contempt of man, Brought near to beast: my face I'll grime with filth; Blanket my loins; elf all my hair in knots; And with presented nakedness outface The winds and persecutions of the sky.
    2.3 — Act 2 Scene 3 — The open Country (53% in)

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