What does the word persecution mean?

Usage examples for persecution

  1. This terrible persecution and, especially, the attitude of her comrades made it impossible for her to continue propaganda. – Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
  2. I come, the messenger of glad tidings, for the day of persecution is overpast. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  3. While the fact that the worker, himself, may take the matter to the general manager or even to one of the three members of the firm, is a practical guarantee against persecution of any sort. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford