Persecution

[p_ˌɜː_s_ɪ_k_j_ˈuː_ʃ_ə_n], [pˌɜːsɪkjˈuːʃən], [pˌɜːsɪkjˈuːʃən]

Definitions of persecution:

  1.   The state or condition of being persecuted.
  2.   The act or practice of persecuting; the state of being persecuted.
  3.   Act or practice of persecuting: state of being persecuted.
  4.   The act of harassing or punishing another unjustly; the act of afflicting or destroying on account of adherence to a particular creed.
  5.   The act of ill- treating unjustly; the state of being ill- treated unjustly.
  6.   the act of persecuting ( especially on the basis of race or religion)
  7.   The act of persecuting; oppression.
  8.   The act or practice of persecuting; especially, the infliction of loss, pain, or death for adherence to a particular creed or mode of worship.
  9.   A carrying on; prosecution.
  10.   Persecutor.

Quotes for persecution:

  1. Persecution produced its natural effect on them. It found them a sect; it made them a faction. – Thomas Babington
  2. Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love. – Frank Moore Colby
  3. I think the thing that I most appreciate now is that stereotypes involving Jewish identity activate fears of persecution that exist in the present day. – Gregg Easterbrook
  4. All religions have periods in their history which are looked back to with retrospective fear and trembling as eras of persecution and each religion has its own book of martyrs. – Richard Le Gallienne
  5. Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others. – John F. Kennedy
  6. Religious tolerance is something we should all practice; however, there have been more persecution and atrocities committed in the name of religion and religious freedom than anything else. – Walter Koenig
  7. When the Jewish people, after nearly 2, 000 years of exile, under relentless persecution became a nation again on 14 May 1948 the 'fig tree' put forth its first leaves. Jesus said that this would indicate that He was 'at the door,' ready to return. – Hal Lindsey
  8. Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law. – Thomas Paine
  9. And in times and places where there was not much persecution people could become and continue Christians who neither were nor professed to be very devoted persons. – Robert Rainy
  10. Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off. – Ayn Rand
  11. Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction. – Bertrand Russell
  12. To show a 'well -founded fear of persecution an alien need not prove that it is more likely than not that he or she will be persecuted in his or her home country. – John Paul Stevens
  13. The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights. – Hideki Tojo

Usage examples for persecution:

  1. “ Berenice thanked Heaven that the times of persecution were over; and added, that she hoped any prejudice which still existed would soon die away. ” – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  2. Both their numbers and their station made it dangerous to treat them as enemies; and the emperor ordered all persecution to be stopped. ” – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  3. “ Dwight Wade had determined to face John Barrett's battery of persecution – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  4. “ I was curious to know how far superstition and persecution can go in our day. ” – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  5. Now, I want to put a stop to this base persecution – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  6. The French Catholic Church, on its part, treated every attempt toward laicization as a form of persecution – A History of the Third French Republic by C. H. C. Wright
  7. The Governor had a hatred of persecution – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  8. “ An' I s'pose ye'll carry through the persecution of that gal ye call yer daughter? ” – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  9. “ I began to think of the host of people I should have to encounter in it; I anticipated much persecution in it also; and I questioned whether I should even get out of it alive. ” – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson
  10. In the dark ages, naturally, the science of Artificial Flight was either neglected or practised in secret, through fear of persecution – The Mark Of Cain by Andrew Lang
  11. Just what kind of persecution Kate had had to bear he learned by accident almost as soon as he got there. ” – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  12. “ I think that the terrible persecution of the Christians is in itself horrible, and contrary to all the traditions of Rome. ” – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  13. Chinese have been brought over, though not in great numbers; and of late the absurd and cruel persecution of these people in California has driven several hundred to take refuge in the Islands, where they are kindly treated and can live comfortably. ” – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff
  14. Thus we see that what keeps up this hideous custom is not the women's desire to arouse the esthetic admiration and amorous passion of the men by a hoof of beauty, but the fear of ridicule and persecution by the other women, slaves of fashion all. ” – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  15. There are other things to be recorded of Theophilus beside his persecution of image- worshippers and his war with the Caliph. ” – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman
  16. It is different from a departure which is a result of persecution for then property is indeed destroyed, as it is ruined in the confusion of war. ” – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  17. It had been a refuge in time of persecution and there S. Gatianus, the first Bishop of Tours, in the third century had sheltered. ” – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  18. If you give him the limit of the law, why, he becomes a martyr to persecution – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  19. Possibly Augustin presented himself as one driven out of Africa by the persecution – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  20. He may have entered this community by choice or may have been driven into it by persecution – Brazilian Sketches by T. B. Ray

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