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persecution
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

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Definition
very bad and unfair treatment of others — usually because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political beliefs
  • Persecuted.
    1 — The Watchdog (89% in)
  • ...anywhere in sight except for the houses of ill repute and the junky line—can't even slip over to the posh sections for the stealing business, no cars to get there—and the place getting thicker and thicker with people, all boiling like white-hot lead, half of them ready to kill you on sight from pure jealousy and imaginary or real persecution—and now the insurance people pull out, pawnshops and grocers and taverns shut down, no more hope for them, nothing in sight but violence.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (13% in)

There are no more uses of "persecution" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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