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
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
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
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
That said, consider the source of such accusations—that folks who date online are social pariahs who can’t function in real life.
But after three years of antagonizing superstars and orchestrating bad deals as the team fell into irrelevance, Jackson had become a pariah in Knicks nation.
The former pharmaceutical CEO, who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000 percent, has been preening for cameras and trolling on social media, potentially complicating his defense.
The muscular pit bull has become a pariah in recent decades.
The pariah state, ruled by youthful despot Kim Jong Un, has tested a series of missiles and repeatedly rattled its saber at its neighbors and the United States.
Far from reclaiming other countries’ respect, Trump’s decision threatens to make the United States an international pariah.
This simply isn’t going to happen: The world is moving on, and the U.S. now enjoys the distinction of being a pariah state on this crucial global issue.
Proponents of continued American membership point out with great indignation that if President Trump withdraws from the deal, our country will join pariah states Syria and Nicaragua.
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Origin and Etymology of pariah
Tamil paṟaiyan, literally, drummer
First Known Use: 1613See Words from the same year
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: a person who is hated and rejected by other people
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