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
The young Kim is reviled as an international pariah over the 2017 murder in Malaysia of his half-brother, and the execution of hundreds of officials, including his uncle, for suspected disloyalty.
The Duchess of York is divorced from her husband, Prince Andrew, and has been somewhat of a pariah in the royal family.
But the story also drew Cambridge Analytica, already something of a pariah in American political circles, out of the shadows.
Rather than approach Kim as a pariah, Trump showered him with respect and even flattery, enthused to shake hands with a monstrous figure in part, perhaps, because his monstrosity is his source of power.
Singapore has diplomatic ties with the pariah nation, which has an embassy in a downtown high-rise.
The pariah nation stands to gain significantly from a Trump-Kim summit that Trump pushed for, later canceled in a fit of pique and now has reinstated after a visit from a high-ranking North Korean official that included an Oval Office photo-op.
Multiple countries withdrew their ambassadors and reduced official visits to the pariah nation.
Such rabid online consumption stands in sharp contrast to XXXTentacion’s reputation as a pariah in some cultural circles.
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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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