American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An investigation carried out ostensibly to uncover subversive activities but actually used to harass and undermine those with differing views.
- n. historical A search for witches, persons believed to be using sorcery or harmful magic, in order to persecute and typically kill them.
- n. An attempt to find and publicly punish a group of people perceived as a threat, usually on ideological or political grounds.
- n. A public smear-campaign against an individual.
- n. searching out and harassing dissenters
“Such political tactics can only be characterized as demonization -- or what Professor Adam Levitin calls a witch-hunt.”
“The press set about what can only be described as a witch-hunt.”
“World's 9 most ridiculously expensive cars King hearings called a witch-hunt Molly Lewis serenades Stephen Fry on ukulele at Harvard: "Let me have your baby”
“I always suspected that was just a partisan witch-hunt! simp”
“Teachers need to know that the accountability movement is really a rigged witch-hunt.”
“I blame both parties for treating every confirmation hearing as if it's a witch-hunt, or an opportunity to destroy someone rather than an interview meant to determine if someone's qualified to do a job.”
“Otherwise I would assume they'd be able to speak about this with data and not enter a panic/witch-hunt mode ...”
“Their transparently political witch-hunt, pursued for them with such uncharacteristic unity of message and purpose, has succeeded.”
“Biden, finally, seconds those who want to cut the price of gas by cutting subsidies, launching a witch-hunt, and raising fuel economy standards.”
“Next we move to Edwards, whose wants to make gas cheaper with a price-gouging witch-hunt, a cut in the oil subsidy, and stricter enforcement of clean air standards: [T] here ought to be an investigation of the oil and gas companies by the Justice Department ...”
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