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persecution
used in Oliver Twist

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very bad and unfair treatment of others — usually because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political beliefs
  • Shadows on the wall have caught your whispers, and brought them to my ear; the sight of the persecuted child has turned vice itself, and given it the courage and almost the attributes of virtue.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (81% in)

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