Examples of leper in a Sentence
a convicted child molester who is treated as a leper wherever he goes
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Lee’s father, Lee Kuo Yuan, was Mao’s physician, and later helped found a university in Jakarta, before being detained and tortured in Macau, including nineteen months in a leper colony.
Sheriff Louis Stolz and two policemen headed out to Kalalau to remove one rogue band of lepers.
The hospital where Mariana brings Leão was once a leper colony; the island was a penal settlement for the exiled enemies of Portugal’s dictatorship.
Bill is haunted by his missing brother, Georgie; Eddie is stalked by the leper, whose body is rotting and putrid; Beverly fears her aggressive father, who hovers over her.
Bill sees Georgie, Bev sees a sink exploding with blood, Ben sees a headless guy in the library, Eddie sees a leper, Mike sees hands trapped behind a burning door, Stan sees a painting come to life, and Richie sees it as a roomful of clowns.
This isolated Pacific peninsula was once a leper colony, where sick native Hawaiians were left to die.
While the stories of Lazarus’s revival or the healing of lepers may be on the outs, there are now Music City Miracles and Lambeau Leaps to compensate.
In addition to menacing clowns, phantasmatic lepers and spooky paintings come to life, the town is home to an ugly assortment of bullies (the worst one played by Nicholas Hamilton), gossips and abusive parents.
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Origin and Etymology of leper
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
LEPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of leper for English Language Learners
: a person who has leprosy
: someone who is disliked and avoided by other people
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