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.
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As Venezuela begins to resemble a pariah state, experts say that traders may be loath to accept more of the risky debt swaps — the paying off of old debt with new and higher-yielding bonds — that have thus far kept default at bay.
Teens foresee life as a pariah and turn elsewhere, with daily smoking among high school seniors down to 5.5 percent in 2015.
Once a pariah and disgraced champion, Jones climbed out of the abyss to reclaim the light heavyweight championship on Saturday.
While Wells Fargo came out of the financial crisis looking like the model child, news that its employees had created some 2.1 million phony credit and debit card accounts for customers over a five-year period turned the bank into a pariah.
The world has changed, very much starting with the transformation of Donald Trump from desirable rich person to pariah president.
That’s right, the best commentator about the Tour this year might be Armstrong, a hero turned pariah who, for years, denied doping and targeted anyone who accused him of it.
Should these executions occur, Saudi Arabia should be considered a pariah nation by the world.
Somehow, in the span of just three years, Azalea transformed from one of the world's most celebrated burgeoning rappers to hip-hop pariah.
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: a person who is hated and rejected by other people
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