Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of persecute.

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Examples

  • The descendants of these animals, the feral American horses known as mustangs, were being killed for pet food as recently as the 1960s and, despite the 1971 Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act, remain persecuted today.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • The descendants of these animals, the feral American horses known as mustangs, were being killed for pet food as recently as the 1960s and, despite the 1971 Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act, remain persecuted today.

    History writ large at Electric Politics

  • My opinion is that they will continue that expenditure, and provide a home for those Jews in persecuted lands who wish to go back.

    Palestine, Today and Tomorrow

  • The irritated Moslemin persecuted the brethren of the successful rebel, and this impolicy precipitated their flight.

    Chapter 9 - Part VII

  • Our great care must be to keep close to our profession, and be constant to it: whatever oppositions we meet with, we must not be frightened at them, considering that the condition of the persecuted is much better and more desirable than the condition of the persecutors; for persecuting is an evident token of perdition.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • David, one of the best of men, was oppressed by the proud, whom God beholds afar off; the condition therefore of the persecuted is better than that of the persecutors, and will appear so at last.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • 1478: Spanish Jews had been heavily persecuted from the 14th century.

    Think Progress » BREAKING: Military Will Request $100B For Iraq Next Year, Murtha Reveals

  • The article really does recall the persecuted-visionary-but-regular-guy posture that George W. Bush and his handlers so favored.

    "Everyman Paulson might leave if he doesn't get his way" (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • We have a treaty that says that you can't send people back to a country where you have reason to believe that they'll be persecuted, which is why we can't send these - repatriate these guys back to China.

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2008

  • We have a treaty that says that you can't send people back to a country where you have reason to believe that they'll be persecuted, which is why we can't send these - repatriate these guys back to China.

    CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2008

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  • My adjectival use: "There are too many persecuted people in the world?'

    August 20, 2011

  • What's the answer?

    August 20, 2011