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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Cause to suffer.

Usage examples (28)
  • To be persecuted is not wholly a calamity, but to persecute is to do that for which Nature affords no compensation.
  • It's really easy to force people to react badly and "persecute" you for your "message" simply by being a jerk.
  • There was no "working in tandem" between Harvard and the FBI, and no effort to "persecute" him by anyone at Harvard.
  • He said the prosecution did everything they could to "persecute" him, but for more
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