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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. Dwight Wade had determined to face John Barrett's battery of persecution – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. He may have entered this community by choice or may have been driven into it by persecution – Brazilian Sketches by T. B. Ray
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Now, I want to put a stop to this base persecution – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Possibly Augustin presented himself as one driven out of Africa by the persecution – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  17. The Governor had a hatred of persecution – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  18. If you give him the limit of the law, why, he becomes a martyr to persecution – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  19. 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
  20. 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
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