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persecution
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very bad and unfair treatment of others — usually because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political beliefs
  • "She would be enchanted to be able to prove to herself that she is persecuted," said the Doctor; and when at last he questioned her, he was sure she would contrive to extract from his words a pretext for this belief.
    Chapter 8 (37% in)

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