What does the word persecute mean?

Usage examples for persecute

  1. Enchanters have persecuted me, enchanters persecute me still, and enchanters will continue to persecute me until they have sunk me and my lofty chivalry in the deep abyss of oblivion; and they injure and wound me where they know I feel it most. – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  2. Neither do I fear mine adversaries which here persecute me and oppress me, for he that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn, and the Lord shall deride them. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  3. But there is one thing I cannot forgive those who persecute us. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson