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persecution

noun

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something that causes mental distress
  • The media's constant persecution was beginning to affect their lives.

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The first known use of persecution was in the 14th century

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“Persecution.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/persecution. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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