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persecution
used in The House of the Seven Gables

7 uses
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Definition
very bad and unfair treatment of others — usually because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political beliefs
  • The iron-hearted Puritan, the relentless persecutor, the grasping and strong-willed man was dead!
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (43% in)
  • If any one part of their proceedings can be said to deserve less blame than another, it was the singular indiscrimination with which they persecuted, not merely the poor and aged, as in former judicial massacres, but people of all ranks; their own equals, brethren, and wives.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (12% in)
  • It was well known that the victim had recognized the bitterness of personal enmity in his persecutor's conduct towards him, and that he declared himself hunted to death for his spoil.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (13% in)
  • "Yes," thought Hepzibah, with grief of which it was only the more tolerable portion that welled up from her heart to her eyelids, "they persecuted his mother in him!
    Chapter 4 — A Day Behind the Counter (29% in)
  • "He is in no danger of death," said Hepzibah,—and added, with bitterness that she could repress no longer, "none; unless he shall be persecuted to death, now, by the same man who long ago attempted it!"
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (24% in)
  • Then, why do you persecute us any longer?
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (61% in)
  • Is this your price for ceasing to persecute poor Clifford?
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (70% in)

There are no more uses of "persecution" in The House of the Seven Gables.

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