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
Kim had already racked up points just by standing alongside the U.S. president as an equal, showered with Trump’s praise and transformed from pariah to international rock star.
President Donald Trump is about to see whether his bet on North Korea will pay off: that Kim Jong Un’s desire to end his country’s economic strangulation and pariah status will prevail over the dictator’s fear of relinquishing his nuclear threat.
North Korea is reclusive, totalitarian and to most of the world, a pariah state.
Pete Rose is a pariah because of the historically uneasy alliance between gambling and Major League Baseball.
An outright ban would completely rule out Russians from competing on the international stage, confirming the country’s pariah status.
Despite Cambridge Analytica's pariah status, Oczkowski remains an advocate for the company's work.
Shelley returned to England, a social pariah due to her scandalous relationship with Percy.
Some of them have been prevented from returning to their homes by a community that has branded them Islamic State sympathizers, effectively creating a pariah class of people with nowhere to turn.
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Definition of pariah for English Language Learners
: a person who is hated and rejected by other people
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