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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Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Levine has gone from living legend to pariah.
Since the 1990s, the United States has imposed a series of economic sanctions on Sudan over its government’s support of terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda, turning the country into a pariah state.
From Hollywood to New York to D.C., men in positions of power have rightfully lost their jobs and become pariahs.
That passion and energy quickly turned him into a folk hero and a pariah, a beacon of hope for baseball’s future and an embodiment of the sport’s imminent demise, depending on the observer.
After this discussion of sovereignty, Trump turned to North Korea, the perpetual pariah state and longtime United Nations topic of conversation.
At least 47 women have made accusations against him, as stars and industry insiders have raced to condemn and distance themselves—turning the once-powerful producer into a pariah, both in the industry and beyond.
Where all this leaves the United Kingdom, which might be regarded as a pariah among European states if Theresa May’s government didn’t look so hopelessly adrift, is anyone’s guess.
Everyone’s motives can be questioned—especially after a twist in the first episode, which leaves Burnham as a pariah among the entire Starfleet.
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