I read a little more than they did, so I could say, “Touch me not, leper!”
After being forced to fly next to this leper, their disgust is palpable.
A Prior—usually a leper—and a number of Priests were attached to each house.
When Graves arrived the natives fell away from him as if he had been a leper.
Hence it was that for the last fifteen years he had been living boxed up in his household like in a leper's cell.
Whether would you be a leper, or have committed a deadly sin?'
As to whether this home was identical with the house of Simon the leper, the scriptural record does not state.
Then Gehazi went from Elisha's presence a leper as white as snow.
Vasukeyasi is proprietor of the stone; he is not a leper, but Kaliova, who also has a vested right in it, is.
Cass, the teller, certainly shunned him as he would a leper.
"one afflicted with leprosy," late 14c., from Late Latin lepra, from Greek lepra "leprosy," from fem. of lepros (adj.) "scaly," from leops "a scale," related to lepein "to peel," from lopos "a peel," from PIE root *lep- "to peel, scale" (see leaf (n.)). Originally the word for the disease itself (mid-13c.); because of the -er ending it came to mean "person with leprosy," so leprosy was coined 16c. from adjective leprous.
leper lep·er (lěp'ər)
One who has leprosy.