Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of leper.

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Examples

  • That was more than I could say of myself in the United States, where the segregation of lepers is loosely enforced and where I have repeatedly seen lepers on the streets of large cities.

    Chapter 7

  • After all, didn’t Jesus expel the lepers from the Temple and heal the money lenders?

    Matthew Yglesias » Beck vs Social Justice

  • Those lepers able to walk spend the day in Canton begging, but are always compelled to sleep in their village, still I could not help wondering what was the benefit of a leper village if the lepers are allowed to mingle with the other people.

    Nellie Bly's Book: Around the World in Seventy-Two Days

  • He employed the forenoon in the hospitals, particularly in that of the lepers, which is in one of the suburbs of Goa.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • If that turns them into social "lepers," whose society would they really be missing?

    Mail Call

  • Returning crusaders brought "Saracen ointment" containing mercury for treating "lepers," an appropriate medication for syphilis but not for leprosy.

    Origins of Syphilis

  • It is as if they were to alter the terms of a quarantine law from "lepers" to "light-haired persons"; and then say blandly that the principle was the same.

    The New Jerusalem

  • He simply alters the word "lepers" to "long-nosed people," and says blandly that the principle is the same.

    Eugenics and Other Evils

  • The pages of the Reveille referred to the Chinese as "lepers," a "filthy horde" and

    The Seattle Times

  • One kind of lepers referred to in the book are the institutionalised.

    Planet Atheism

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  • Poetry! Thank you frogapplause (and Wordnik).

    January 10, 2012

  • Lepers.

    Do you mean leopards?

    No!

    January 10, 2012