Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

The act of persecuting; oppression.

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Usage examples "persecution":

  1. This terrible persecution and, especially, the attitude of her comrades made it impossible for her to continue propaganda. - "Anarchism and Other Essays", Emma Goldman.
  2. I come, the messenger of glad tidings, for the day of persecution is overpast. - "From-Twice-Told-Tales", 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", Edward Hungerford.