[p_ˌɜː_s_ɪ_k_j_ˈuː_ʃ_ə_n], [pˌɜːsɪkjˈuːʃən], [pˌɜːsɪkjˈuːʃən]

Definitions of persecution:

  1.   The act of ill- treating unjustly; the state of being ill- treated unjustly. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Act or practice of persecuting: state of being persecuted. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   Persecutor. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   The act of harassing or punishing another unjustly; the act of afflicting or destroying on account of adherence to a particular creed. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   The act or practice of persecuting; the state of being persecuted. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for persecution:

  1. Persecution produced its natural effect on them. It found them a sect; it made them a faction. – Thomas Babington
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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. 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
  2. Possibly Augustin presented himself as one driven out of Africa by the persecution – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  3. “ 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. “ 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
  9. 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
  10. If you give him the limit of the law, why, he becomes a martyr to persecution – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer

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