Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To injure or afflict, as on account of religious belief; harass.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "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", 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", John Bunyan.
  3. But there is one thing I cannot forgive those who persecute us. - "Pius IX. And His Time", The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson.