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persecution
used in The Mysterious Benedict Society

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Definition
very bad and unfair treatment of others — usually because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political beliefs
  • Reynie was in the reading room again, the only place in the orphanage where he could be assured of solitude (no one else ever ventured into it) and freedom from persecution.
    p. 5.1
  • Despite having been persecuted myself, my chief goal in life is to bring happiness to all.
    p. 240.9

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