Examples of pariah in a Sentence
- For decades, African states longed for the day when South Africa would be liberated from its status as the apartheid pariah and become the economic engine that would pull Africa out of its mire of poverty and underdevelopment, much as Japan did for the Pacific Rim. —Allister Sparks, Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2001
- Once they began to migrate to the United States, especially after this country conferred citizenship on them in 1917, they discovered what it meant to be a pariah in the country that had adopted them. —John Hope Franklin, "The Land of Room Enough," 1981, in Race and History, 1989
- Even as her star was rising in the outside world, she was becoming more and more a pariah in her own village, where her isolation and sense of rejection made her, for a time, a prisoner in her house, a victim of agoraphobia. —Judy Oppenheimer, New York Times Book Review, 3 July 1988
He's a talented player but his angry outbursts have made him a pariah in the sport of baseball.
I felt like a pariah when I wore the wrong outfit to the dinner party.
Recent Examples of pariah from the Web
To say that Harvey Weinstein has gone from an industry leader to a pariah in a matter of weeks would be an understatement.
The African nation of 40 million has been a pariah state since the 1990s and its president, Omar Bashir, is the only seating head of state to be wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
The officers' union has defended Payne and Tracy, saying they have unfairly been made into pariahs.
Kaepernick has become an NFL pariah since his silent protest against racial and social inequality by kneeling during the national anthem last season.
In truth, the title sequence has been a pariah on Netflix for some time.
And Love & Saucers shows a true believer doesn’t have to explicitly appear unhinged or become a communal pariah.
In his maiden address at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump spelled out in blunt and personal terms the reasons why Kim Jong Un and his government should be treated as pariahs.
Following North Korea’s sixth nuclear test on Sunday morning, which triggered a 5.7 magnitude tremor that shook buildings as far away as northeastern China, the world rounded on the pariah state with unified opprobrium.
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