Recent Examples of persecution from the Web
Accusations of ethnic persecution, killings, rape, and torture soon followed.
His persecution quote is the verbal equivalent of acting as if you've been shot in the leg during a match.
Netanyahu felt along with his third wife Sara – a conception that fed its own persecution complex.
The group was founded in 1868 by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, a Parsi—a member of a small but commercially adept community whose Zoroastrian forebears fled Persia to escape religious persecution in the eighth century.
According to investigators, smugglers held Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution and poverty in Myanmar for ransom in the jungle camps until relatives could pay for their release.
In part, Trump's persecution complex comes from his obsessive narcissism:
Their membership has slowly swelled in the past three years, though persecution and widespread public derision keep them mostly underground.
The ultra-Orthodox religious establishment sees itself as responsible for maintaining traditions through centuries of persecution and assimilation.
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First Known Use of persecution
PERSECUTION Defined for Kids
legal Definition of persecution
- claimed persecution and sought asylum
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