- per·se·cu·tion·al, adjective
- non·per·se·cu·tion, noun
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How to use persecution in a sentence
We know of the persecution that the LGBTQI community has faced in Chechnya, and this administration will speak out, speak out forcefully on their behalf both in Chechnya and around the world.Brothers who fled Chechnya arrested, returned to homeland | Michael K. Lavers | February 10, 2021 | Washington Blade
At worst, it will only fuel extremists' sense of persecution and push them closer to violence.
I can now dream of a future without persecution because of my profession or ideas thanks to him, my family, and many other people.
An immigration judge in September 2019 granted Yariel Valdés González asylum based on the persecution he suffered in Cuba because he was an independent journalist.
The rule also says persecution needs to be done by state actors or “rogue officials” of the government.Border Report: What’s Behind Tijuana’s Violent Year | Maya Srikrishnan | December 15, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
They are stories of persecution and triumph, adversity and strength.
My views, however, cannot be changed by a prison sentence or by persecution.
Muslim leaders have accused the ruling elite of carrying out what they see as religious persecution.
Throughout her life, she faced public ridicule, legal persecution and, eventually, redemption through a PhD in clinical sexology.
Cruising the Caribbean, enjoying beaches... Enduring persecution as an American Christian sounds horrible.
During his absence his own relations and the chief families in his town became the objects of persecution.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Old Rushmere had raised an unreasonable persecution against his son on Dorothy's account.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
And the fact must be insisted upon, that all religion, in its very nature, makes for persecution and oppression.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
Old people declared that he reminded them of Hauge in his earlier days, before he had been enfeebled by persecution.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
After receiving the honors of persecution, am I to expect the still greater one of martyrdom?Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for persecution
the act of persecuting or the state of being persecuted
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