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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of harassing or hunting (especially on the basis of race or religion).

Usage examples (34)
  • You can't turn away a genuine refugee fleeing persecution.
  • This persecution is to be an affirmation and encouragement to us that we are living a life different from the world.
  • Those who suffer from this illness persecute others, and anyone who rejects their persecution is accused of persecuting them.
  • MOOS: When the dialogue got really enhanced by a heckler upset about what she calls the persecution of a Chinese religious sect. for more
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